I looked at a lot of places, more than the 4 I chose to compare in the end, and it was difficult finding places which had a good variety.
One thing I would warn about for looking at fibre overseas, especially from the US is to check the quantity. A lot of the time fibre is sold in 1/2 ounce quantities and it looks a lot and it looks cheap, but once you multiply the price for 1/2 an ounce up to compare to the price here for 100g, it can be a really large amount.
I haven't seen any place which has a fibre World of Wool doesn't have, and I've never seen anywhere have such a selection, either.
I don't know much at all about Yarns, I do know they have a massive selection now compared to what they used to have and also the pencil roving is on sale at the moment.
Post by Leonor (of Eleanor Shadow) on May 13, 2014 8:48:55 GMT
Speaking of things from the US or UK, I really wanted to buy a couple of Madeline Tosh skeins for a knitting project and for the life of me couldn't find it here (sport weight is not something Europe uses a lot). What I found annoying was that all the skeins I saw in the US were $21 and here in the UK the price was converted to £21 (which is a whole lot more expensive).
All in all, I did my maths and decided it paid off to get the skeins from an American supplier and, even with postage, I saved money. Now I have to cross my fingers and hope they don't charge me Customs
Lenore there must be an equivalent to sport weight in Europe. If you know the wraps per inch or the stiches and rows in a square you should be able to find the equivalent yarn. as for price I live 1 hour from the USA and we still pay more here that the identical product in the USA.
I've had similar experiences with price conversion, Leonor, but like you say, sometimes even with shipping it's still cheaper. I got Pearl Ex powders and glue from the US years ago because it was so much cheaper.
Post by Leonor (of Eleanor Shadow) on Jun 2, 2014 22:07:50 GMT
Will do! I'm just waiting for my skein winder to arrive, then I'll start my project. It's in my Ravelry queue and I can't wait to begin working on it
Oh, going back to drum carders, I've managed to settle for the Classic Carders indeed, but now am undecided between the "normal" Classic or the Jumbo Classic Carder... I sure like to complicate things, don't I?