Natural Wool Garden Pellets

Ended on December 15th 2023

108%
$16,202AU
pledged of $15,000AU
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Help us purchase equipment to turn discarded natural wool fleece into garden fertilizer pellets.

Rewards

Happy to contribute - no reward required!

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31 pledges

Are you keen to support our campaign but don't require any physical reward? Then this is option for you. Contribute $5 or more and you will receive our sincere thanks. And you can feel good about your donation because you are helping a small family-owned business minimise waste and help the planet!

Natural Wool Garden Pellets (1kg)

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| 29 pledges

Receive the product you helped support! Contribute $40 or more and we will send you a kilo of our Natural Wool Garden Pellets. Please note that due to biosecurity regulations, this product can ONLY be shipped to addresses in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT and NT (unfortunately, we are unable to ship this product to Tasmania or Western Australia).

Product will ship approx 6-8 weeks after we receive our pelletizing equipment. $10 flat rate shipping or free local pickup.

Natural Wool Pellets (2kg)

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| 18 pledges

Receive the product you helped support! Contribute $75 or more and we will send you 2kg of our Natural Wool Garden Pellets. Please note that due to biosecurity regulations, this product can ONLY be shipped to addresses in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT and NT (unfortunately, we are unable to ship this product to Tasmania or Western Australia).

Product will ship approx 6-8 weeks after we receive our pelletizing equipment. $14 flat rate shipping or free local pickup.

Natural Wool Garden Pellets (500g)

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| 7 pledges

Receive the product you helped support! Contribute $22 or more and we will send you 500g of our Natural Wool Garden Pellets. Please note that due to biosecurity regulations, this product can ONLY be shipped to addresses in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT and NT (unfortunately, we are unable to ship this product to Tasmania or Western Australia).

Product will ship approx 6-8 weeks after we receive our pelletizing equipment. $8 flat rate shipping or free local pickup.

Make a Donation of Natural Wool Pellets (500g)

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Donate the product you helped support! Contribute $22 or more and we will donate 500g of our Natural Wool Garden Pellets to our friends at Little People Nutrition who are creating a new outdoor + gardening education space called The Golden Grove on the beautiful New South Wales Central Coast. For more info visit: https://littlepeoplenutrition.com.au/the-golden-grove/

Product will be donated approx 6-8 weeks after we receive our pelletizing equipment.

100% Reclaimed Mill Waste Yarn (1 x 250m skein)

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| 17 pledges

Are you a yarn-lover who wants to support our campaign by adding to your stash? Contribute $35 or more and receive a beautiful skein of yarn spun by us in our mill using 100% reclaimed mill waste! Mill waste is clean fibre that flies off the carding machine during milling. In most mills, this fibre is thrown out. We then sort this fibre to select the best quality waste to create this DK/8ply woolen spun lofty yarn . We use a range of fibres to create this yarn that is mid-grey in colour.

Make a Donation of Natural Wool Pellets (1kg)

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Donate the product you helped support! Contribute $40 or more and we will donate 1kg of our Natural Wool Garden Pellets to our friends at Little People Nutrition who are creating a new outdoor + gardening education space called The Golden Grove on the beautiful New South Wales Central Coast. For more info visit: https://littlepeoplenutrition.com.au/the-golden-grove/

Product will be donated approx 6-8 weeks after we receive our pelletizing equipment.

100% Reclaimed Mill Waste Roving (250g)

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| 19 pledges

Are you a fibre-lover who wants to support our campaign by adding to your stash? Contribute $40 or more and you will receive a 250g of unspun roving made by us in our mill using 100% reclaimed mill waste! Mill waste is clean fibre that flies off the carding machine during milling. In most mills, this fibre is thrown out. We then sort this fibre to select the best quality waste to create this unique roving ready for spinning or felting. Due to the range of fibres, colour + content will vary.

100% Reclaimed Mill Waste Yarn (2 x 250m skeins)

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| 6 pledges

Are you a yarn-lover who wants to support our campaign by adding to your stash? Contribute $68 or more to receive 2 beautiful skeins of yarn spun by us in our mill using 100% reclaimed mill waste! Mill waste is clean fibre that flies off the carding machine during milling. In most mills, this fibre is thrown out. We then sort this fibre to select the best quality waste to create this DK/8ply woolen spun lofty yarn . We use a range of fibres to create this yarn that is mid-grey in colour.

100% Reclaimed Mill Waste Yarn (4 x 250m skeins)

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| 9 pledges

Are you a yarn-lover who wants to support our campaign by adding to your stash? Contribute $138 or more to receive 4 beautiful skeins of yarn spun by us in our mill using 100% reclaimed mill waste! Mill waste is clean fibre that flies off the carding machine during milling. In most mills, this fibre is thrown out. We then sort this fibre to select the best quality waste to create this DK/8ply woolen spun lofty yarn . We use a range of fibres to create this yarn that is mid-grey in colour.

Fibre Arts Shed


Flexible Funding
www.fibreartsshed.com.au
Agriculture New South Wales, Australia

Wool. The original natural, renewable, plastic-free product that can be used to make clothing, home furnishings, works of art, insulation and even packaging. It is grown by sheep on properties across Australia, which in turn provides employment and income to countless people and support to so many broader communities. Wool is valued for its microbial, moisture-wicking, anti-static and fire-resistant properties. It is biodegradable and a part of the carbon cycle. Simply put – wool is amazing.

 

We own and operate Fibre Arts Shed – a mini woollen mill on Darkinjung Country on the NSW Central Coast Hinterland. We love sourcing locally-grown wool to create beautiful yarn, woollen batts and wool stuffing. In order to create a high-quality product, we must discard all of the “dodgy bits” of wool – the dags, the matted wool, the second cuts, the belly wool, the wool that is damaged by urine and poo. This can be 40% or more of the original fleece. We also cannot use poor quality wool – wool that is grown on meat sheep or fleeces that have been damaged in some way. Often, entire fleeces are unusable. Traditionally, this “dodgy” wool has to be taken to the tip (usually in plastic bags) to be dumped. Sheep farmers and wool growers often have to pay a disposal fee to have this wool taken off their hands.

 

We want to do things differently.

– We want to take advantage of wool’s amazing biodegradable and nutrient-rich characteristics and turn these “dodgy bits” into pellets that can easily be added to the soil, providing much needed nutrients to the garden.

– We want to operate a zero-waste mill and we want to work with local wool growers and sheep farmers to stop wool from ending up in the landfill. 

– We want to do our part to help combat climate change by returning natural elements to the soil with a fertiliser that is not made from harmful chemicals.

And we need your help to be at the forefront of this wave of change.

In order to turn dirty, greasy, natural wool into wool fertiliser pellets, we need to purchase two pieces of equipment: a shredder and a pelletizer with a special die that is engineered for wool.

Your financial support of our Ready Fund Go Crowdfunding Campaign will make this possible.

 

Are you intrigued and want to learn more?

Here is some of the science behind why natural wool pellets work so well as a soil amendment.

– 100% raw, natural and nutrient-rich wool (straight from the sheep to you, via our machinery)

– 10% nitrogen content (N-P-K is 10-1-2 approx.)

– Absorb and hold moisture (wool repels small amounts of water, but can easily absorb and hold larger amounts)

– Helps maintain a constant soil temperature (wool is a natural and efficient insulator)

– Helps repel snails and slugs (wool fibres contain tiny barbs which can deter little bugs)

 

If you are interested in more in-depth scientific information about all the amazing benefits wool pellets in the garden, check out this great article from the UK website Farming Online .

 

Our natural wool pellets are a #netzero #plasticfree #australianmanufacturing product. We need your support to help make this initiative a reality. Please contribute today to our crowdfunding campaign and be a part of something that will benefit our community.

 

We have rewards available for gardeners and wool-lovers alike! Choose from a selection of wool pellets for your garden or yarn/fibre from our mill. We also have the option to support a local early childhood garden and outdoor education micro business by donating pellets to them for their gardens. Please note that we are only shipping the rewards to Australian addresses, and due to biosecurity restrictions, wool pellets cannot be shipped to Western Australia and Tasmania. If you live overseas and want to contribute to our campaign, please consider a donation reward.

 

If we receive donations above our target goal, we will use the funds to make improvements to our shed so that we can manufacture the wool pellets more efficiently.

December 8, 2023

Happy December! We have ordered the equipment and are waiting for confirmation of shipment. At this point, it will be well into the New Year before the equipment arrives at our shed and we can begin making the pellets. All rewards will ship in the New Year - if you selected yarn or roving, these will ship in mid-late January. Obviously, the wool garden pellets will ship once the equipment arrives and we start making the pellets.

 

With just 6 days left in our campaign, we are still accepting contributions. Are you looking for a great gift for that gardener in your life? Contribute to our campaign and select the wool pellets option as your reward and we will send the pellets to your gift recipent in the New Year. If you want, we can send you a special note to wrap up and put under the Christmas tree so you gift recipent knows about our project and they fantastic gift you have purchased for them. Just send us an email (info@fibreartsshed.com.au) after you've made your contribution to let us know.

 

Thank you again for all of your support. In these last 6 days, please continue to share our campaign - any extra funds that we raise at this point will be used to make improvements to our shed to help house the equipment.

Cheers

Clare and Paul

 


November 10, 2023

🙌👏To our amazing community of supporters - THANK YOU for supporting our project ❤️❤️

With your help, we have raised the funds ($15,00!!) to purchase the equipment we need to reduce waste in our industry. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by such an generous community. We are grateful to everyone who made a financial contribution, who shared our project on social media and in real life, who continue to support our business day-to-day.

The crowdfunding page will continue to be open to contributions until December. Any additional funds raised will be put towards improvements to our shed to help house the new equipment. Please continue to spread the word about what we are doing. Together, we can help reduce waste and create a natural garden fertiliser. It's a win-win!

With much gratitude - Clare + Paul 🐑🌱❤️


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