Hilltop Cloud is run by Katie Weston, and specializes in fibre blends in gourgeous colours you'll love to work with.
I prepare my fibres in my home in the hills of Mid-Wales. I sell hand dyed fibre for spinners, felters, and anyone else who likes working with unspun wool. In addition I have several curated collections of blended fibre, I take the wide range of commercially dyed fibres, and add a little Hilltop Cloud magic to create a beautiful range of combed tops. I also sell spinning fiber from British breeds of sheep, and Drop Spindle Kits for people interested in learning to spin. I specialise in subtle colour combinations, and beautiful fibre combinations featuring British wool that are easy to spin in to gourgeous yarn.
I set up the business after leaving a career in teaching in March 2011. I first started knitting in 2007, fibre and everything wooly has fascinated me ever since.
My colours are often inspired by nature, and are usually subtle, yet intense, and easy to wear. I aim to use as much British wool as possible to support British farmers and the British wool industry. I try to highlight the diversity of British wool, and showcase our unusual and rarer breeds to a wider audience. I'm passionate about British breeds of sheep, and the qualities of wool, it really is a wonder fibre, with so much variety. Every breed has it's use, softest isn’t always best.
All fibre is hand blended, hand selected or hand dyed by a spinner, for spinners. Ensuring they will spin in to workable yarns you’ll love, want to knit, weave or crochet with, and wear. Though of course many of the fibres will also work for felting as well.
My drop spindle kits are perfect for people who want to learn to spin, but aren't sure if they want to invest in a spinning wheel. I pride myself on selling spindles which are simple, yet functional. They aren't complicated, or pretty to look at, but they do work, which is the most important thing.