Licensee Directory

Listed below are all the wonderful people who support the Australian textile industry and have product licenced with the Australian fibre Collective. Click on their photos to visit their websites. PLEASE support our licensees as they have supported our Australian Farmers, Processors and Artists. Click Here to go to a list of all the products licenced with the Australian Fibre Collective

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Karoa Fibres

Karoa Fibres is family run business producing a range of products based on natural fibres. The business is run from the family property "Karoa" just outside of Corowa within the Southern Riverina district of NSW.

Running a large flock of coloured sheep, Sue and John have been breeding sheep and value-adding to the fleeces for over 35 years.

http://www.karoafibres.com.au

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Tabandy Farm

Tabandy Farm is home to a flock of rescued and preloved liquorice-all-sorts flock of sheep, and camels, producing beautiful wool rovings and yarn for textile artists, felters and spinners. Tabandy Farm custom dyes for craftspeople and textile artists. Tabandy Farm products also include Lincoln longwool and Mohair for dolls hair, and Linwassi rare breeds yarn. Tabandy Farm offers group workshops and entrepreneurial small business programs ‘from paddock to fleece’ for schools from preschool through to high school. Teacher development day enquiries are also welcome

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ORA Designz Alpaca Knitwear and Accessories

ORA was born through a combined passion for natural fibres and textiles

ORA Co-founder Carolyn’s association with alpacas started in 1993 when she started Windella Alpacas. Windella’s breeding aim was one of quality alpaca producing high quality coloured fleece with an emphasis on the production of true-black.

Later in life, with the development of the Windella herd, love of alpaca and their fibre, her passion for natural fibre rekindled and with a chance meeting with ORA Co-founder, textile artist, Jo, in 2010, the pathway was laid.

Jo has a life long interest in textiles and their creation. Textile and garment creation have followed through the generations in her family. The magic of spinning opens Jo’s horizons to creating fabric especially using natural raw fibres, with an almost exclusive use of alpaca and incorporating other luxury natural fibres such as silk, cashmere, fine merino or qiviut.

As kindred spirits their passions collided, ORA was born and together they have taken alpaca from the grazing animal to the production of soft, lustrous yarns and an exclusive textile range of luxurious, sustainable, classical and unique garments and accessories.

https://www.oradesignz.com

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Beersheba Farm

Nestled in a picturesque valley in North-East Victoria, Beersheba Farm is home to several breeds of sheep: Merino, two rare breed stud flocks (English Leicester and Drysdale) and Castledale - a new breed we are developing specifically for the handcraft market to provide an Australian alternative to some popular imported wool types.

Focusing on the hand-spinner and fibre-crafter, our aim is to supply home-grown quality raw fleece, hand-dyed wool and yarns. All our processing is done in Australia with all the wool used being from our farm.  

Our products are sold direct to woolcraft customers both locally and overseas, including raw fleece, scoured/washed fleece and the combed top (the stage before yarn). The washed fleece and combed tops are sold either undyed or hand-dyed at Beersheba Farm.

 Our products are sold through our website: www.beershebafarm.com.au

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Cloverleaf Corriedale Stud

Cloverleaf Corriedale Stud is located in the Macedon Ranges, 50 minutes from Melbourne. The sheep move about the property remaining in family groups. They are inquisitive and friendly = happy sheep, and they are moved from paddock to paddock by calling them; low tech and low stress. All money raised by the fleece, tops and yarn is re-invested back into their care and to improve the property they call home.


As the CLOVERLEAF founder, Ronelle does more than wrangle sheep. With more than 10 years of organisational and research experience, she’s obsessed with developing and supporting fibre communities with authentic, ethical products. In her spare time Ronelle also supports animal rescue, enjoys a good red wine, and runs a B&B."
 

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Granite Haven Gotlands & Llama

 Granite haven Gotland’s was conceptualized in 2008

The journey of the Gotland’s was realized in 2010 in the idealistic Strathbogie ranges with the first drop of Gotland lambs in 2010. We are in central Victoria 1 .5 hours from Melbourne.

Our focus was to realize the paddock to customer relationship. The sale of fleece, raw or dyed, rovings, top, and yarn no order too small. Cheryl dyes all the products at the farm.

The relationship of customer service and farm visits legitamizes that we are 100% Australian grown and processed. Totally traceable.

The Gotland fibre journey has extended our social circle introducing us to many talented people.

Our products may be purchased on line at www.granitehavenllamas.com.au and at farm on pre arranged visits

Tops / Batts and Rovings

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Cashmere Connections

Cashmere Connections is a family owned and run business. Cashmere Growers,Trisha and Charles Esson, formed Cashmere Connections in 2003 in response to the lack of processing facilities in Australia to value add to the Australian Cashmere Clip.

Located in Bacchus Marsh, our factory houses an extensive range of top making equipment as well as our dehairing machinery. Using this equipment, the skilled staff at Cashmere Connections are able to prepare a range of natural fibres for worsted, semi- worsted and woollen spinning.

www.cashmereconnections.com.au

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Karoa Fibres

Karoa Fibres is family run business producing a range of products based on natural fibres. The business is run from the family property "Karoa" just outside of Corowa within the Southern Riverina district of NSW.

Running a large flock of coloured sheep, Sue and John have been breeding sheep and value-adding to the fleeces for over 35 years.

http://www.karoafibres.com.au

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Fibre Naturally

We are a specialty fibre-processing mill located at Macclesfield just outside Melbourne in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.

Our aim is to provide the opportunity for alpaca breeders to value add their own fleeces by having them processed to their requirements. We can process your individual fleeces separately or your entire fleece clip with the latest “state of the art” fibre processing equipment.

We are focused on producing quality luxurious alpaca yarn, batts and bumps which highlight the magnificent natural colour range available from the alpaca

http://www.fibrenaturally.com.au

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Tabandy Farm

Tabandy Farm is home to a flock of rescued and preloved liquorice-all-sorts flock of sheep, and camels, producing beautiful wool rovings and yarn for textile artists, felters and spinners. Tabandy Farm custom dyes for craftspeople and textile artists. Tabandy Farm products also include Lincoln longwool and Mohair for dolls hair, and Linwassi rare breeds yarn. Tabandy Farm offers group workshops and entrepreneurial small business programs ‘from paddock to fleece’ for schools from preschool through to high school. Teacher development day enquiries are also welcome

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Beersheba Farm

Nestled in a picturesque valley in North-East Victoria, Beersheba Farm is home to several breeds of sheep: Merino, two rare breed stud flocks (English Leicester and Drysdale) and Castledale - a new breed we are developing specifically for the handcraft market to provide an Australian alternative to some popular imported wool types.

Focusing on the hand-spinner and fibre-crafter, our aim is to supply home-grown quality raw fleece, hand-dyed wool and yarns. All our processing is done in Australia with all the wool used being from our farm.  

Our products are sold direct to woolcraft customers both locally and overseas, including raw fleece, scoured/washed fleece and the combed top (the stage before yarn). The washed fleece and combed tops are sold either undyed or hand-dyed at Beersheba Farm.

 Our products are sold through our website: www.beershebafarm.com.au

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Ora Designz

ORA was born through a combined passion for natural fibres and textiles

ORA Co-founder Carolyn’s association with alpacas started in 1993 when she started Windella Alpacas. Windella’s breeding aim was one of quality alpaca producing high quality coloured fleece with an emphasis on the production of true-black.

Later in life, with the development of the Windella herd, love of alpaca and their fibre, her passion for natural fibre rekindled and with a chance meeting with ORA Co-founder, textile artist, Jo, in 2010, the pathway was laid.

Jo has a life long interest in textiles and their creation. Textile and garment creation have followed through the generations in her family. The magic of spinning opens Jo’s horizons to creating fabric especially using natural raw fibres, with an almost exclusive use of alpaca and incorporating other luxury natural fibres such as silk, cashmere, fine merino or qiviut.

As kindred spirits their passions collided, ORA was born and together they have taken alpaca from the grazing animal to the production of soft, lustrous yarns and an exclusive textile range of luxurious, sustainable, classical and unique garments and accessories.

https://www.oradesignz.com

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Granite Haven Gotlands & Llama

 Granite haven Gotland’s was conceptualized in 2008

The journey of the Gotland’s was realized in 2010 in the idealistic Strathbogie ranges with the first drop of Gotland lambs in 2010. We are in central Victoria 1 .5 hours from Melbourne.

Our focus was to realize the paddock to customer relationship. The sale of fleece, raw or dyed, rovings, top, and yarn no order too small. Cheryl dyes all the products at the farm.

The relationship of customer service and farm visits legitamizes that we are 100% Australian grown and processed. Totally traceable.

The Gotland fibre journey has extended our social circle introducing us to many talented people.

Our products may be purchased on line at www.granitehavenllamas.com.au and at farm on pre arranged visits

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Fibre Naturally

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We are a specialty fibre-processing mill located at Macclesfield just outside Melbourne in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.

Our aim is to provide the opportunity for alpaca breeders to value add their own fleeces by having them processed to their requirements. We can process your individual fleeces separately or your entire fleece clip with the latest “state of the art” fibre processing equipment.

We are focused on producing quality luxurious alpaca yarn, batts and bumps which highlight the magnificent natural colour range available from the alpaca

http://www.fibrenaturally.com.au

Karoa Fibres

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Karoa Fibres is family run business producing a range of products based on natural fibres. The business is run from the family property "Karoa" just outside of Corowa within the Southern Riverina district of NSW.

Running a large flock of coloured sheep, Sue and John have been breeding sheep and value-adding to the fleeces for over 35 years.

http://www.karoafibres.com.au

Ora Designz

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ORA was born through a combined passion for natural fibres and textiles

ORA Co-founder Carolyn’s association with alpacas started in 1993 when she started Windella Alpacas. Windella’s breeding aim was one of quality alpaca producing high quality coloured fleece with an emphasis on the production of true-black.

Later in life, with the development of the Windella herd, love of alpaca and their fibre, her passion for natural fibre rekindled and with a chance meeting with ORA Co-founder, textile artist, Jo, in 2010, the pathway was laid.

Jo has a life long interest in textiles and their creation. Textile and garment creation have followed through the generations in her family. The magic of spinning opens Jo’s horizons to creating fabric especially using natural raw fibres, with an almost exclusive use of alpaca and incorporating other luxury natural fibres such as silk, cashmere, fine merino or qiviut.

As kindred spirits their passions collided, ORA was born and together they have taken alpaca from the grazing animal to the production of soft, lustrous yarns and an exclusive textile range of luxurious, sustainable, classical and unique garments and accessories.

https://www.oradesignz.com

The Lucky Ewe

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WE LOVE TEXTILES - spinning, weaving and dyeing, as well as crochet and knitting and the Studio door is open on a very limited basis. We are usually spinning or weaving and we're always happy to demonstrate or help you out with techniques or thoughts!

http://www.theluckyewe.com.au/

Great Southern Yarn

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Great Southern Yarn was launched in 2017 by Jennifer Smart and Andrew Wilshire. It was created as a 100% Australian Yarn, with animal welfare, sustainability and ethical values integral in the production of our yarn ranges.  Our SRS merino fleece is single origin, sourced from a mob of 130 sheep at Mt Bodangora, NSW. Both the Huacaya and Suri alpaca fleece are also sourced from single origin producers. Fully processed in Victoria, Great Southern Yarn is luxuriously soft, perfect for hand knitting and crocheting garments and accessories. Our yarn is available in a range of 38 undyed and hand-dyed colourways. 

https://greatsouthernyarn.com

Pirate Purl Yarns

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Pirate Purl Yarns are dyed by Katrina Kellett in her studio in Newcastle, Australia.

Katrina dyes yarn in small batches, carefully handling each skein.  She uses acid dyes with food-grade citric acid as the setting agent.  All the dye is exhausted from the dye pots, so there are no nasties going into drains and it is possible reuse the water in the dyebath multiple times.

Once the dye process is complete, the yarn takes a short wool wash soak to ensure all the citric acid is removed.   The yarns have not had any 'superwash' treatment and must be washed gently by hand in cold water as they are feltable.

All yarn bases have been sourced from small Australian producers who guarantee humane treatment of their livestock.  The yarn bases licenced by the Australian Fibre Collective are grown by Cloverleaf Corriedale Stud.   Cloverleaf is a small farm in Bullengarook, Victoria whose business is underpinned by concepts of growth, quality and generosity.

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Cashmere Connections

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Cashmere Connections is a family owned and run business. Cashmere Growers,Trisha and Charles Esson, formed Cashmere Connections in 2003 in response to the lack of processing facilities in Australia to value add to the Australian Cashmere Clip.

Located in Bacchus Marsh, our factory houses an extensive range of top making equipment as well as our dehairing machinery. Using this equipment, the skilled staff at Cashmere Connections are able to prepare a range of natural fibres for worsted, semi- worsted and woollen spinning.

www.cashmereconnections.com.au

Tabandy Farm

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Tabandy Farm is home to a flock of rescued and preloved liquorice-all-sorts flock of sheep, and camels, producing beautiful wool rovings and yarn for textile artists, felters and spinners. Tabandy Farm custom dyes for craftspeople and textile artists. Tabandy Farm products also include Lincoln longwool and Mohair for dolls hair, and Linwassi rare breeds yarn. Tabandy Farm offers group workshops and entrepreneurial small business programs ‘from paddock to fleece’ for schools from preschool through to high school. Teacher development day enquiries are also welcome

Beersheba Farm

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Beersheba Farm

 Nestled in a picturesque valley in North-East Victoria, Beersheba Farm is home to several breeds of sheep: Merino, two rare breed stud flocks (English Leicester and Drysdale) and Castledale - a new breed we are developing specifically for the handcraft market to provide an Australian alternative to some popular imported wool types.

Focusing on the hand-spinner and fibre-crafter, our aim is to supply home-grown quality raw fleece, hand-dyed wool and yarns. All our processing is done in Australia with all the wool used being from our farm.  

Our products are sold direct to woolcraft customers both locally and overseas, including raw fleece, scoured/washed fleece and the combed top (the stage before yarn). The washed fleece and combed tops are sold either undyed or hand-dyed at Beersheba Farm.

 Our products are sold through our website: www.beershebafarm.com.au

Cloverleaf Corriedale Stud

Cloverleaf Corriedale Stud is located in the Macedon Ranges, 50 minutes from Melbourne. The sheep move about the property remaining in family groups. They are inquisitive and friendly = happy sheep, and they are moved from paddock to paddock by calling them; low tech and low stress. All money raised by the fleece, tops and yarn is re-invested back into their care and to improve the property they call home.


As the CLOVERLEAF founder, Ronelle does more than wrangle sheep. With more than 10 years of organisational and research experience, she’s obsessed with developing and supporting fibre communities with authentic, ethical products. In her spare time Ronelle also supports animal rescue, enjoys a good red wine, and runs a B&B."

Granite Haven Gotlands & Llama

 Granite haven Gotland’s was conceptualized in 2008

The journey of the Gotland’s was realized in 2010 in the idealistic Strathbogie ranges with the first drop of Gotland lambs in 2010. We are in central Victoria 1 .5 hours from Melbourne.

Our focus was to realize the paddock to customer relationship. The sale of fleece, raw or dyed, rovings, top, and yarn no order too small. Cheryl dyes all the products at the farm.

The relationship of customer service and farm visits legitamizes that we are 100% Australian grown and processed. Totally traceable.

The Gotland fibre journey has extended our social circle introducing us to many talented people.

Our products may be purchased on line at www.granitehavenllamas.com.au and at farm on pre arranged visits

Paddock to Product

Paddock to Product is a husband and wife team based in North Queensland. We have a passion for textiles, combining traditional and non-traditional methods when creating One Of A Kind (OOAK) pieces.

We start with the raw fleece straight off the animals back. We gently wash, comb, card, dye and spin the fleece by hand. A slow methodical process that gives us full control.

The fibres allow us to manipulate it to create an organic feel  and design. Imperfections add to the uniqueness. Fibre lends itself to contemporary, modern and functional items like felted cloche hats for those cold days  and pot socks to put your potted plants in.

Paddock to Product produces spun wool, felt and felt items, crochet and knitted wearable art.

John and Sue Sandeman

https://www.facebook.com/cinshei4handmade/

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Fibre Naturally

We are a specialty fibre-processing mill located at Macclesfield just outside Melbourne in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.

Our aim is to provide the opportunity for alpaca breeders to value add their own fleeces by having them processed to their requirements. We can process your individual fleeces separately or your entire fleece clip with the latest “state of the art” fibre processing equipment.

We are focused on producing quality luxurious alpaca yarn, batts and bumps which highlight the magnificent natural colour range available from the alpaca

http://www.fibrenaturally.com.au

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Karoa Fibres

Karoa Fibres is family run business producing a range of products based on natural fibres. The business is run from the family property "Karoa" just outside of Corowa within the Southern Riverina district of NSW.

Running a large flock of coloured sheep, Sue and John have been breeding sheep and value-adding to the fleeces for over 35 years.

http://www.karoafibres.com.au

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Ora Designz

ORA was born through a combined passion for natural fibres and textiles

ORA Co-founder Carolyn’s association with alpacas started in 1993 when she started Windella Alpacas. Windella’s breeding aim was one of quality alpaca producing high quality coloured fleece with an emphasis on the production of true-black.

Later in life, with the development of the Windella herd, love of alpaca and their fibre, her passion for natural fibre rekindled and with a chance meeting with ORA Co-founder, textile artist, Jo, in 2010, the pathway was laid.

Jo has a life long interest in textiles and their creation. Textile and garment creation have followed through the generations in her family. The magic of spinning opens Jo’s horizons to creating fabric especially using natural raw fibres, with an almost exclusive use of alpaca and incorporating other luxury natural fibres such as silk, cashmere, fine merino or qiviut.

As kindred spirits their passions collided, ORA was born and together they have taken alpaca from the grazing animal to the production of soft, lustrous yarns and an exclusive textile range of luxurious, sustainable, classical and unique garments and accessories.

https://www.oradesignz.com

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Tabandy Farm

Tabandy Farm is home to a flock of rescued and preloved liquorice-all-sorts flock of sheep, and camels, producing beautiful wool rovings and yarn for textile artists, felters and spinners. Tabandy Farm custom dyes for craftspeople and textile artists. Tabandy Farm products also include Lincoln longwool and Mohair for dolls hair, and Linwassi rare breeds yarn. Tabandy Farm offers group workshops and entrepreneurial small business programs ‘from paddock to fleece’ for schools from preschool through to high school. Teacher development day enquiries are also welcome

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The Odd Sockery

The journey began with the importing of an Antique Gearheart Circular hand cranked Sock Machine Circa 1904, brought back to working life from its previous American Museum home. 
The Odd Sockery was born as a partnership between friends Janine Wilson and Leanne Wills who have both worked with, and been lovers of fibre since childhood. 
Now with the circular sock machines they are creating socks and other assorted items, limited only by their imaginations.

https://www.facebook.com/theoddsockery/

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Paddock to Product

Paddock to Product is a husband and wife team based in North Queensland. We have a passion for textiles, combining traditional and non-traditional methods when creating One Of A Kind (OOAK) pieces.

We start with the raw fleece straight off the animals back. We gently wash, comb, card, dye and spin the fleece by hand. A slow methodical process that gives us full control.

The fibres allow us to manipulate it to create an organic feel  and design. Imperfections add to the uniqueness. Fibre lends itself to contemporary, modern and functional items like felted cloche hats for those cold days  and pot socks to put your potted plants in.

Paddock to Product produces spun wool, felt and felt items, crochet and knitted wearable art.

John and Sue Sandeman

https://www.facebook.com/cinshei4handmade/