How to Choose Fibre Art Supplies
Are you a fan of fibre art supplies? If you have been scratching your head, perhaps wondering what on earth you have to make with these things, then this article is just right for you. The truth is, there are so many different options available when it comes to this particular type of art, that it can be quite confusing. You can use the internet to find shops that stock these sorts of items. There is no shortage of suppliers available either, which is great news for those of us who do not live in the US or UK.
There are several different types of fibre art supplies available to buy. One of the most common products are knitted caps and scarves, and this can be used to create anything from caps for children to giant knitting caps, and even hats. The beauty of this is that you do not have to be an expert at knitting to create such products. The same applies to other items such as jewellery, accessories and cushions, and there are dozens of places that sell these items. It can also be more difficult to find products made from 100% wool, as most shops will not stock this product.
If you happen to live in the UK or the US, you will not be able to find any good stores that sell these sorts of products locally, but if you use a search engine, you should be able to locate a few. For example, if you type ‘fibre artist supplies’ into the search box, you should get several hits. However, there are two problems with this approach. First of all, not all of the sites that show up on the first page of the search engine will be reputable suppliers.
This is because many internet sites are simply mirroring the websites of larger companies. There is nothing wrong with this per se, except for the fact that it means you are getting high-priced products that are not of the best quality. Many of the wool fibre artists selling Canadian fibre art supplies will be based in the US, which means that they are probably only selling to people who live in the states. While this is not a problem for most people, it may be a problem for those living in Canada, and other countries around the world, who cannot buy supplies from companies outside their own country. The second problem is that you are unlikely to be able to find any designs that are truly unique, unless you are willing to pay an arm and a leg.
To make matters worse, many of the products that are sold online, including those that are labelled ‘fibre artist supplies’ do not have much quality in terms of design. Some designs look like they have been plastered on, and a lot of the colours used are pale and washed out. Worse, some of the products are produced by companies that have no knowledge or training in the creation of high quality, original artwork. This means that while you can get a good looking piece in a burning price, the chances are that the product you are buying is not of the best quality, and could even be an imitation of a different product that is available.
With all this information in mind, we urge you to be extra cautious when looking for a product with a beautiful design. There is one brand name that we think is absolutely amazing and is only available online, and that is from a small Canadian company – Crazy Little English Lace Applique. They have a wide variety of beautiful designs created using only the highest quality materials, and they are all labelled as being made from 100% recycled silk and polyester. These are not ‘disposable items’ so if you are unhappy with your purchase you simply send it back!