Wool – Imported Top & Roving

BFL – Superwash White (Top)
BFL – Superwash White (Top)
BFL = Blue-faced Leicester. Classification: LONGWOOL It's difficult to find any Superwash top other than Merino, but here you have BFL! Perfect for knitting items that require easy laundering. Wool is conditioned through an enzyme process that strips off the outer scales, which prevents felting. This also makes for a different effect during the dyeing process, because Superwash fibre sucks up the dye quickly. This fibre is creamy-white in colour with plenty of lustre. BFL rates high for softness. Depending on spinning method, this breed can create a soft and smooth fabric with excellent drape. Micron count is generally in the mid-20s with a staple length from 3 to 6 inches. NOTE: Superwash fibre is NOT GOOD FOR FELTING. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
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BFL – White (Top)
BFL – White (Top)
BFL = Blue-faced Leicester. Classification: LONGWOOL Creamy-white natural combed top, lustrous and soft! Excellent for dyeing at any stage of the spinning process. BFL rates high for softness. Felting properties are average. Depending on spinning method, this breed can create a soft and smooth fabric with excellent drape. Micron count is generally in the mid-20s with a staple length from 3 to 6 inches. NOTE: our labels may indicate this as UNTREATED, which simply means it is not Superwash BFL. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
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Cheviot (Top)
Cheviot (Top)
Classification: DOWN-TYPE WOOL Nice clean combed top with very little veg, in a bright off-white tone. There are different regional variations on Cheviot, but they have similar fibre. Cheviot is known for having bulky and springy staples of medium length with very little lustre. Its traditional uses range from blankets and carpets to midrange and outerwear clothing. It's a strong fibre and can be useful for socks. Micron count is usually in the 27 to 33 range. This supply has excellent long staple in the 5 to 7 inch range. Felting properties are low. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
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Coopworth – White (Roving)
Coopworth – White (Roving)
Classification: LONGWOOL Carded roving with very minor amounts of veg. Coopworth was developed in New Zealand in the late 1960s and sports a lustrous fleece with good crimp. This roving is creamy-white in colour. Most often used for midrange, outerwear or non-garment items. Micron count for Coopworth can vary, but this supply is among the softest you will find, at 33, with a staple length of 6 to 8 inches. Felting properties are good. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Corriedale – Dark (Top)
Corriedale – Dark (Top)
Classification: MEDIUM WOOL Very clean combed top, rich chocolate-brown with a slight amount of grey. We always highly recommend Corriedale for beginning spinners, because it's easy-to-handle and neither too short or too long. Well-suited for midrange, outerwear and non-garment uses. Micron count for Corriedale can vary, but this supply is among the softest you will find, at 30, with a staple length of 3.5 to 4 inches. Felting properties are very good. We carry many colours as well, see Fibres> Dyed Roving & Top> Wool> Ashford Corriedale. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Corriedale – Light (Top)
Corriedale – Light (Top)
Classification: MEDIUM WOOL Very clean combed top, in a beautiful light ash-grey sprinkled with black. We always highly recommend Corriedale for beginning spinners, because it's easy-to-handle and neither too short or too long. Well-suited for midrange, outerwear and non-garment uses. Micron count for Corriedale can vary, but this supply is among the softest you will find, at 30, with a staple length of 3.5 to 4 inches. Felting properties are very good. We carry many colours as well, see Fibres> Dyed Roving & Top> Wool> Ashford Corriedale. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Corriedale – Medium (Top)
Corriedale – Medium (Top)
Classification: MEDIUM WOOL Very clean combed top, in a lively blend of soft ash and medium grey. We always highly recommend Corriedale for beginning spinners, because it's easy-to-handle and neither too short or too long. Well-suited for midrange, outerwear and non-garment uses. Micron count for Corriedale can vary, but this supply is among the softest you will find, at 30, with a staple length of 3.5 to 4 inches. Felting properties are very good. We carry many colours as well, see Fibres> Dyed Roving & Top> Wool> Ashford Corriedale. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Corriedale – Natural Fusion (Top)
Corriedale – Natural Fusion (Top)
100% 30-micron Corriedale wool sliver, easy to spin and very clean. Ashford produces this streaky bland with lengthwise stripes of natural white, light, medium and dark Corriedale. Excellent for spinning or felting. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Corriedale – White (Top)
Corriedale – White (Top)
Classification: MEDIUM WOOL Very clean combed top, creamy-white in colour. We always highly recommend Corriedale for beginning spinners, because it's easy-to-handle and neither too short or too long. Well-suited for midrange, outerwear and non-garment uses. Micron count for Corriedale can vary, but this supply is among the softest you will find, at 30, with a staple length of 3.5 to 4 inches. Felting properties are very good. We carry many colours as well, see Fibres> Dyed Roving & Top> Wool> Ashford Corriedale. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Falkland (Top)
Falkland (Top)
Classification: MEDIUM WOOL Combed top, very clean. Falkland is similar to Corriedale in character, creamy white in colour with a soft hand. Not always considered a true breed, but more of a crossbreed that has developed on the Falkland Islands due to isolation over many years. Suitable for midrange, outerwear and non-garment uses. Micron count for Falkland is 26 to 34 with a staple length of 4 to 5 inches. We can't find a listing for felting properties but it's probably good.
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Finn – White (Top)
Finn – White (Top)
Classification:  MEDIUM WOOL Combed top, very clean and a bright creamy-white. More formerly called Finnish Landrace or Finnsheep and indeed it originates in Finland. Finn has a fairly long staple as well as good crimp and is suitable for next-to-skin, midrange or outerwear uses Micron count for Finn is 24 to 31 with a staple length of 3 to 6 inches. Felting properties are excellent.
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Gotland – Grey (Top)
Gotland – Grey (Top)
Classification: LONGWOOL Combed top, very clean. This breed originated on the Island of Gotland, in the Baltic Sea and is widely raised in Sweden. It features lustrous and silky fibre, our supply being a blend of medium brown and creamy grey. Most often used for outerwear. Micron count for Gotland is in the 48 to 52 range (though ours seems softer), with a staple length from 3 to 5 inches, relatively short for a Longwool. Felting properties are excellent.
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Icelandic – Grey (Top)
Icelandic – Grey (Top)
Classification: DUAL-COATED Clean combed top with minimal to no veg. Icelandic sheep have a double coat, and nearly always both types of hair have been carded together. This top is dark charcoal grey, liberally sprinkled with lighter grey. Makes a heathered yarn and gives intersting results when dyed. Best suited for outerwear and non-garment items. Micron count is difficult to assign because of the double coat. Felting properties are excellent. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
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Jacob – Black (Top)
Jacob – Black (Top)
Classification: PRIMITIVE Combed top with little to no veg. Jacob are one of the few multicolour (and multihorned) sheep, of ancient origin. This top is a deep and rich black-brown peppered lightly with grey. Certainly soft enough to use for sweaters and a scarf or three. Micron count is typically in the 27 to 35 range, with a staple length of 5 to 6 inches. Felting properties are good. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
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Jacob – Grey (Top)
Jacob – Grey (Top)
Classification: PRIMITIVE Combed top with little to no veg. Jacob are one of the few multicolour (and multihorned) sheep, of ancient origin. This top is a gorgeous heathered blend of ash, grey and black. Certainly soft enough to use for sweaters, mittens and scarves. Micron count is typically in the 27 to 35 range, with a staple length of 4 to 6 inches. Felting properties are good. NOTE: Our supply usually includes a moderate amount of GUARD HAIRS sprinkled throughout the fibre. These are a fair bit coarser than the base fibres. Combing them out might be an option, if they are a problem for your intended project. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
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Karakul – Grey (Top)
Karakul – Grey (Top)
Classification: DUAL-COATED Combed top with little to no veg. It's said that Karakul is one of the oldest-known breeds of sheep, and pelts from the lambs are what made those Persian lamb coats our grandmothers all wore. This lovely top is ash grey liberally sprinkled with darker grey and black hairs. We suspect this is among the softest Karakul fibre around, making it useful for outerwear and scarves as well as the typical carpets and household items. Micron count is typically in the 30s or higher, with a staple length of 6 to 12 inches. Felting properties are good. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
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Lincoln (Top)
Lincoln (Top)
Classification: LONGWOOL Combed top, very clean. This breed features smooth and long, lustrous fibre, our supply being an ivory-cream shade. Though often used to add strength in blends, Lincoln makes exceptionally beautiful lace-weight yarns that highlight the intricate stitchwork. Thicker spins are generally used for rugged outerwear. Micron count for Lincoln is in the 34 to 41 range, with a staple length from 8 to 12 inches or more. Felting properties are very good.
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Manx Loaghton
Manx Loaghton
Classification: PRIMITIVE BREED Lovely clean top with very little to no veg. This breed is native to the Isle of Man but is also raised in the UK. It was brought back from the brink of extinction and is considered a rare breed. The name is said to translate basically to "mouse brown" and that's exactly the colour of this top, sprinkled throughout with soft grey. Said to be excellent for sweaters and socks, and this feels plenty soft for either. Micron count for this top is 28 with a staple length of about 3 inches. According to a couple of our customers, this has average wet-felting properties. One reports that it did not work well for Nuno felting. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
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