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Felt for schools

If you're considering felt making with your students give us a call and  we can post your fibres before invoicing you. All we require is an order number and an email for billing.




About Us

Adelaide Walker has been supplying fibres to the textile craft industry for over 40 years, and we pride ourselves on continuing to deliver friendly and helpful customer service and high quality fibres. The good news is that the business is run by fibre nuts, we love the stuff and the smell and feel of the fibres is just wonderful. We make felt , spin and weave so you can be confident that we understand your needs.


Angela Barrow - taught knitting, embroidery, and crochet by her Grandma, Angela then spent a career in marketing, public relations and communications. She began working with wool fibres around twenty years ago and is now a City & Guilds qualified feltmaker who teaches this fascinating art. Although relatively new to weaving, she is already well and tuly hooked on spinning with two wheels and over a dozen spindles!.


Simon Battersby - Simon isn't a fibre nut, yet, but is slowly being drawn further into the joys of wool. Having tried his hand at drop spindling he's discovered the ease and possibilities of needle felting and is taking to weaving like a duck to water. Simon now also makes all of our top whorl hand turned drop spindles in our garage in Ilkley, he sells through us and through his own site  Northern Spindles. You'll meet him in the shop and at shows and he also provides IT support, accountancy and porterage.

Who is Adelaide Walker?

The business originally grew from Walker's who sold wool commercially in Bradford. In the 1970s, a separate business was created to serve the craft industry, which was originally located in Adelaide Street, in Bradford, hence the name Adelaide Walker. We do occasionally get letters addressed 'Dear Adelaide...' but in fact there never was such a person.