A selection of the most beautiful fancy Japanese yarns by the iconic brand AVRIL. These special yarns are an amazing way to bring colour, texture and shine to your fibre art practice. The peracone is a mixture of 4 different threads mixed together on a paper spool - you can use the threads all at once or separate each thread to use one at a time. The minicone is a continuous length of yarn.
Limited quantities of each yarn type available
I've drawn on my years of experience as a fibre artist to bring you a range of yarn and roving that is so perfect for this craft. It's a collection that I have spent years sourcing, creating and experimenting in my own works.Shop Yarn & Roving
Making your own yarn is a truly wonderful way of levelling up your work. Do you dream of a yarn that doesn't exist? Well in this collection you'll find plenty of tools to help you create it yourself!Shop Spinning & Fibre Prep
In this instalment of The Travelling Loom with Kate Dick, we are deep diving into three dimensional weaving to create organic pods. These pods are hand woven as flat shapes in soft colours, which Kate morphs into three dimensional pieces by hand stitching and shaping, before over-dyeing in deeper colours. The process is fascinating to follow as each pod changes and evolves in shape and colour.
I had a lovely customer of mine named Jane ask about spinning bamboo and I thought I'd experiment and do a blog post for others who may be interested as well.
Bamboo fibre compared to wool is much silkier, softer and lighter. I would consider this to be a more intermediate to advanced fibre to spin on it's own due to its slippery, silky nature. The staple length is approximately 10cm long.
Hey! I'm Rainie 👋 the wonder woman behind The Unusual Pear, my small family-run business based in Newcastle, Australia.
The Unusual Pear was born in 2014 out of a love for making beautiful things and busying my hands to help quieten my mind.
Through my love of fibre art, I have designed my own range of weaving and spinning supplies, bringing people joy for 7+ years. To complement my designs, I am proud to partner with a growing number of brands who share our values.
Please get in touch if you have any questions, I can't wait to hear from you.The Longer Story
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