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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dyed corriedale wool @ The Fibre Garden
Corriedale Slate
NEW, November 2019! Deep and rich slate grey, a welcome addition to the range. Dyed 30-micron Corriedale wool top from Ashford of New Zealand.
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Fine Merino – Anthracite
Fine Merino – Anthracite
100% fine 19-micron Merino wool. Beautiful and clean combed top. Medium-dark gun metal grey. PRODUCT of ITALY, from Dyeing House Gallery.
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Fine Merino – Cloud
Fine Merino – Cloud
100% fine 19-micron Merino wool. Beautiful and clean combed top. A lovely soft dove-grey. PRODUCT of ITALY, from Dyeing House Gallery.
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Fine Merino – Earth
Fine Merino – Earth
100% fine 19-micron Merino wool. Beautiful and clean combed top. Medium-soft tan on the grey-brown side, a pleasing warm tone. Not quite as pinkish as the photo shows. PRODUCT of ITALY, from Dyeing House Gallery.
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Fine Merino – Gull Grey
Fine Merino – Gull Grey
100% fine 19-micron Merino wool. Beautiful and clean combed top. Very useful medium-soft grey. PRODUCT of ITALY, from Dyeing House Gallery.
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Fine Merino – Storm
Fine Merino – Storm
100% fine 19-micron Merino wool. Beautiful and clean combed top. Medium-dark elephant grey. Not as dark as our Anthracite colourway. PRODUCT of ITALY, from Dyeing House Gallery.
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Flax Top – Cloud
Flax Top – Cloud
100% Flax (linen) fibre. Absolutely fantastic, shimmering soft grey. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Flax Top – Storm
Flax Top – Storm
100% Flax (linen) fibre. PRODUCT of ITALY
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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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Merino – Dark 19mic (Sliver)
Merino – Dark 19mic (Sliver)
Classification: FINEWOOL Carded sliver/roving with a small amount of veg. This is a really grand dark-brown but not truly black, with traces of ash grey here and there. At 19 microns this is nice and soft for against-the-skin wear. Merino is ever-popular with spinners and being used like crazy by felters. Merino has a staple length from 2.5 to 4 inches. Felting properties are excellent. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino – Light 19mic (Sliver)
Merino – Light 19mic (Sliver)
Classification: FINEWOOL Carded sliver/roving with very little veg. A lovely ash-grey, lightly streaked with charcoal. This will create a nice heathered yarn and will be extra-fun to dye. At 19 microns, it's nice and soft for against-the-skin wear. Merino is ever-popular with spinners and certainly being used like crazy by felters. This supply has a staple length around 4 inches, which is fairly long for Merino. Felting properties are excellent. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Norwegian – Black (Top)
Norwegian – Black (Top)
Classification: DUAL-COATED Nice and clean combed top. Norwegian sheep come in a range of tones, this top being a very dark brown with traces of grey hairs combed through. Like Icelandic, this is best used for rugged outerwear. Micron count is hard to determine on double-coated blends. The staple length for this top is 4 to 6 inches. We can't find information on the felting properties, but since Icelandic felts so well there may be possibilities with Norwegian.
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