These are very popular blends, generally 80% Merino wool and 20% Tussah silk. Some of the colourways are delightfully streaky and lots of fun to spin, particularly great for learning to “spin from the fold”. Because the wool proportion is high they are also awesome for felting, the silk sort of just goes along for the ride but lends some interesting sheen to your project.

Several of our suppliers produce these blends, so we pick and choose the ones that we like the best including some streaky and some more tone-on-tone or solid. We’re now able to offer these in various packed sizes, big or small.

Pictured here are the various streaky Ashford Merino/Silk blends, though we don’t carry all the ones in the photo.

Merino/Silk @ The Fibre Garden
Merino/Silk – Avocado
NEW August 2019. 80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. Ribbons of rich avocado green, dark olive and rust, with streaks of silvery white silk. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino/Silk @ The Fibre Garden
Merino/Silk – Berries
NEW August 2019. 80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. Ribbons of beautiful rich cranberry-red, highlighted with strawberry and deep blueberry, streaked with silvery-white silk. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino Silk @ The Fibre Garden
Merino/Silk – Citrus
NEW August 2019. 80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. Ribbons of deep grapefruit yellow and soft lemon kissed with orange, then streaked with silvery-white silk. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino/Silk – Damson
Merino/Silk – Damson
80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. Ribbons of medium-blue, navy and plum purple with streaks of silvery white silk. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Meirno/Silk @ The Fibre Garden
Merino/Silk – Flamingo
NEW August 2019. 80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. Ribbons of rich rose pink and softer flamingo, streaked with silvery-white silk. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino/Silk – Gemstone
Merino/Silk – Gemstone
80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. A rather vibrant blend, with streaks of sapphire blue, wine, cherry-red, moss green, violet and silvery white. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino/Silk – Mulberry
Merino/Silk – Mulberry
80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. A base tone of medium-soft pinkish-purple-rose, with streaks of denim blue, salmon, red and of course silvery-white silk. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino/Silk – Peppercorns
Merino/Silk – Peppercorns
80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. Streaks of turquoise, teal, silver, orange, black, sage green and gold.   PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino/Silk – Saffron
Merino/Silk – Saffron
80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. A base tone of peachy coral, with streaks of salmon, amber and of course silvery-white silk. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino/Silk – Salvia
Merino/Silk – Salvia
80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. A study in blues and greens, with streaks of teal, turquoise, bright blue, avocado, indigo and silvery white. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino Silk @ The Fibre Garden
Merino/Silk – Skyscape
NEW August 2019. 80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. Ribbons of soft sky blue and deeper denim, streaked with silvery-white silk. A stunning new colourway. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino/Silk – Sorbet
Merino/Silk – Sorbet
80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. A more subtle colourway, featuring streaks of soft pastel mauve, soft orange, spring green, soft pink and silvery white. This reminds us of pastel-dyed Easter eggs! PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino/Silk – Spice
Merino/Silk – Spice
80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. Streaks of earth tones, including dark and light chocolate, caramel, silvery white, and a hint of rust and tan. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino/Silk – Storm
Merino/Silk – Storm
80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. One of our streakier blends, this features stripes of beet purple-red, rose, charcoeal, black and silvery white. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino/Silk – Sunset
Merino/Silk – Sunset
80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. Gorgeous and bright, with streaks of orchid pink, tangerine, plum, orange, magenta and silvery white. This one has so many "in between" tones that it's hard to describe. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino/Silk – Vanilla
Merino/Silk – Vanilla
80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. Natural white Merino wool streaked with ribbons of silvery white silk. Gorgeous as is, but also amazing when dyed. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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