bamboo knitting needles and crochet hooks can be bought in a variety of places many packed only in cardboard.

Needles, Pins & Cotton 

#pfuk cotton

These can be tricky to find plastic free so you will pleased to know we have found these online suppliers who will post out in plastic free packaging


I buy paper patterns  from my local fabric store.

You can  download them from the internet but you might need a bit of sewing experience for this to be completely successful.


You can buy all metal scissors from the C. Booths Hardware Shop in Huddersfield.

on line suppliers
Local fabric shops.
British made Fabric

Synthetic versus natural fabric
Regenerated Fibres & fabrics  a very basic introduction
Kinds Of fabric – my ongoing experiences with natural fabrics.

Zips & Fastenings

Metal trouser hooks and eyes can be bought loose from trimmings shops on Leeds Kirkgate Market, Covered Market City Center
Huge press studs on cardboard backing Leeds Kirkgate Market, Covered Market City Center.

Ribbons & Lace

Lancaster & Cornish Ribbons like this…. This bias cut feather weight habotai silk is super soft and drapy.  The silk is dyed with natural plant dyes in our Cornwall studio.

And lace like this Manufactured in Europe, this guipure style lace trim is 100% certified organic cotton from seed to finished product. The family run factory have developed an innovative process to manufacture with environmentally friendy, non-toxic production techniques from seed to finished product.

Or real silk ribbons hand hand died in Scotland using natural dies made from plants grown in the garden WANT SOME!!!!!! Not bought any myself but I bet you could get them in plastic free packaging if you asked. They seems a very nice business.

A bit from the website

I have started to produce hand dyed ribbon using the plants and flowers grown at Mill Pond Flower Farm. We are very fortunate in having a wide variety of mostly native trees and plants with the addition of flowers grown for sale. This gives a great store of material that can be used in dying fabrics and can give a range of colours. The effect of using natural dyes is to give a softness and depth of colour that changes with the light, blending effortlessly with other fabrics and hues.

Buy here

On Amazon – you can see a selection here


See The clothes I have made here

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