We specialise in hand-painted and hand-dyed English and Australian fibres and yarns.

Based in the NSW Southern Highlands, Waratah Fibres hand-dyes fibres and yarns for all textile artists: Merino, Wensleydale, Polwarth, Blue-faced Leicester, Tussah Silk and Throswters Waste, in unique colourways.

About Us

Colour is what Waratah Fibres is all about. Taking the Australian landscape with its unique flora and fauna as inspiration, I create hand-dyed yarns and fibres for all textile artists.

After living in the UK, I have continued my love of the unique British breeds of sheep. I use these, especially some of the rarer breeds like the lustrous Wensleydale, to produce something a bit different.

Combined with some great Australian yarns and fibre, I produce a range of dyed yarns and fibres to suit all tastes.



Available in Merino, Wensleydale, Blue Faced Leicester and Tussah Silk. We often have additional fibres available. Please enquire by contacting us.


Available in 8 ply, 4 ply and 2 ply superwash. Silky Merino is available in 2 ply and 4 ply. We often have additional yarns available. Please enquire by contacting us.


High quality dyes with a vibrant color range, which can be strengthened or diluted to suit you. We include everything needed for easy dyeing, no messy mixing or weighing. Color fast results in just 30 minutes. Wonderful for natural fibers, such as wool, silk, mohair and also nylon.