Sock Blend – Superwash BFL/Nylon Top
Sock Blend – Superwash BFL/Nylon Top
80% Superwash Blue-faced Leicester wool / 20% Nylon Not suitable for wet felting!! Very clean combed top. Staple length around 5 to 6 inches. BFL is not as soft as Merino, but has excellent durability in a sock yarn. Spin Off Magazine did a whole sock issue a couple of years ago and BFL was the winner so far as the best choice for spinning your own sock yarn. We have the mill custom-blend this for us, to save you from having to do the tedious job of combining wool and nylon together in a thorough way. This dyes up beautifully, either before or after spinning. The ovory-white colour is also real nice just as it comes. Would also be a good choice for kid's clothing. PRODUCT of CANADA, made from imported fibre.
$5.50$42.45 Select options
Sock Blend – Superwash Merino/Nylon Top
Sock Blend – Superwash Merino/Nylon Top
80% Superwash Merino wool / 20% Nylon Very clean combed top. Staple length is around 4 inches. Like our BFL/Nylon blend, we have the mill do this up for us because it's an ideal no-brainer blend for spinning sock yarn. Takes dye beautifully, though the natural creamy-white is also lovely. White nylon is a pain to thoroughly blend into white fibre, so we've already had it done for you. Not suitable for wet felting. PRODUCT of CANADA, made from imported fibre.
$5.00$38.59 Select options
Sparkle-On Natural Snow
Sparkle-On Natural Snow
100% trilobal Nylon. We also label this as Sparkling White Icicle. Extremely clean combed top, and very white but with a wonderful reflective sparkle. Staple length is about 3 to 4 inches, the fibre very fine. Absolutely wonderful for adding some glitter to any spin, and also a favourite of felters. Trilobal nylon is triangular in cross-section, rather than round. These flat surfaces are what cause it to reflect light and appear to sparkle. It is sold under various brand names, including Firestar™. Though it works nicely in "natural" white, this dyes beautifully with acid dyes. In blends this is carded at around 5 to 20% by weight, and just a little bit does the trick. Our "Sparkle-On™ Natural Snow" and "Nylon - Sparkling White Icicle" are cross-listed here together. The only difference is the size of the bags offered. PRODUCT of ITALY
$2.50$27.00 Select options
Suffolk (Rustic Roving)
Suffolk (Rustic Roving)
Classification: DOWN BREED Thick and chunky Rustic Roving, with a moderate amount of vegetation debris. Creamy-white in colour with mottlings of darker shades here and there. Suffolk is the most common breed in North America, used widely for meat production. This is a versatile fibre with low-lustre wool but plenty of loft for good insulating value. Great for mittens, socks, outerwear and rugged sweaters. Micron count is in the range of 25 to 33, with a staple length around 2 to 3.5 inches. Wet-felting properties are poor. An excellent core wool for needle-felting. PRODUCT of CANADA
$4.00$30.87 Select options
Superwash Merino 50/Bamboo 50 (Top)
Superwash Merino 50/Bamboo 50 (Top)
50% Superwash Merino / 50% Rayon from Bamboo Lovely and clean combed top. Staple length around 5 to 6 inches, the colour creamy-white. A favourite of dyers for making fancy hand-painted braids for spinners. This is a very soft and luxurious-feeling blend, carded in a streaky manner that helps to preserve the sheen of the bamboo. Use it to spin everything from against-the-skin garments and beyond. Very pleasant in the hands! Because only the wool will strike with acid dyes, the effect is exotic and streaky both in the top as well as the finished yarn. The Superwash component makes for absolutely no felting during dyeing, and later during laundering. A tip for dyers: when presoaking and rinsing, keep this top in a mesh lingerie bag to help hold it together. NOT SUITABLE FOR WET FELTING.
$4.75$36.66 Select options
Superwash Merino 50/Tencel 50 (Top)
Superwash Merino 50/Tencel 50 (Top)
Lovely and clean combed top. Staple length around 4 to 5 inches, the colour is a streaky blend of ivory and white. A favourite of dyers for making fancy hand-painted braids for spinners. This is a very soft and luxurious-feeling blend, carded in a streaky manner that helps to preserve the sheen of the Tencel. Suitable for a wide range of yarns. Because only the wool will strike with acid dyes, the effect is exotic and streaky both in the top as well as the finished yarn. The Superwash component makes for absolutely no felting during dyeing, and later during laundering. A tip for dyers: when presoaking and rinsing, keep this top in a mesh lingerie bag to help hold it together. NOT SUITABLE FOR WET FELTING.
$5.00$38.59 Select options
Targhee (Rustic Roving)
Targhee (Rustic Roving)
Classification: FINEWOOL Thick and chunky Rustic Roving, with a moderate amount of vegetation debris. The colour is a bright ivory-white. Targhee is a very bouncy fibre that can be spun woolen or worsted. The staple is longer than Merino and therefore it's easier to spin. This breed is well-suited to next-to-skin garments, outerwear or anything else. Micron count is in the range of 21 to 25, with a staple length around 3 to 5 inches. Wet-felting properties are excellent. Good as a core wool for needle-felting PRODUCT of CANADA
$4.00$30.87 Select options
targhee @ the fibre garden
Targhee (Top)
Classification: FINEWOOL Combed top, nice and clean with next to no debris. The colour is a bright ivory-white. Targhee is a very bouncy fibre that can be spun woolen or worsted. The staple is longer than Merino and therefore it's easier to spin. This breed is well-suited to next-to-skin garments, outerwear or anything else. An American breed that needs more consideration now that it is more widely available. From Ashland Bay. Micron count is in the range of 23 to 23.5, with a staple length around 4 to 5 inches. Felting properties are high. PRODUCT of USA
$6.00$46.31 Select options
Tunis (Rustic Roving)
Tunis (Rustic Roving)
Classification: MEDIUM WOOL Thick and chunky Rustic Roving, with a moderate amount of vegetation. The colour is a bright ivory-white. Tunis is a rather bouncy fibre that can be spun woolen or worsted. The staple is longer than Merino and therefore it's easier to spin. This breed is well-suited to midrange and outerwear garments. Micron count is in the range of 25 to 30, with a staple length around 4 to 6 inches. Wet-felting properties are low to moderate. An excellent core wool for needle-felting. PRODUCT of CANADA
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Welsh – Dark Brown (Top)
Welsh – Dark Brown (Top)
Classification: DOWN-TYPE WOOL Combed top with a very minor amount of veg. The colour is deep brown-black, liberally sprinkled with ash-grey hairs. This is Welsh Mountain, a lofty fibre that makes terrific tweed fabrics, blankets and rugged outerwear. Micron count is in the range of 32 to 40, with a staple length from 2 to 6 inches. We can't locate any information in regards to felting properties. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
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Welsh – White (Top)
Welsh – White (Top)
Classification: DOWN-TYPE WOOL Combed top with a very minor amount of veg. The colour is ivory-white, liberally sprinkled with pure-white hairs and the odd light-brown as well. This is Welsh Mountain, a lofty fibre that makes terrific tweed fabrics, blankets and rugged outerwear. Micron count is in the range of 32 to 40, with a staple length from 2 to 6 inches. We can't locate any information in regards to felting properties. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
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Wool 60/Flax 40 (Top)
Wool 60/Flax 40 (Top)
60% Wool / 40% Flax Very clean combed top in an interesting heathered blend of ash-grey, soft tan and cream. Staple length is around 5 to 6 inches. This blend is softer than you might imagine, with what is obviously a Finewool of some type and a good grade of flax. It seems well-prepared and should be easy to spin. We wonder if it might just work for lace weight yarn. Feels plenty soft enough for midrange to outerwear garments. This could be dyed with acid dyes for a streaky effect. Might it work for felting??
$6.00$46.31 Select options
Yak Grey-brown 50/Merino 50
Yak Grey-brown 50/Merino 50
50% Yak (18.5 micron) / 50% Merino wool Fine and clean combed top with an overall ash-grey/brown colour but peppered with darker and lighter streaks. An unusual luxury blend that makes spinning Yak much easier than all by itself. From Ashland Bay. PRODUCT of CHINA
$11.00$44.95 Select options
Yak, Brown 50/Cultivated Silk 50
Yak, Brown 50/Cultivated Silk 50
50% Yak / 50% Cultivated Silk Absolute luxury best describes this exotic blend from Ashland Bay. The combination of the two fibres somehow gives an almost metallic appearance, better than either alone! This would overdye like a dream, if you dare. The colour is sort of silvery brown but streaky at the same time. We think this wants to be spun lace weight but no doubt it would make superb bulkier yarns as well. Clean combed top, and easy to spin. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
$18.00$73.55 Select options
Yak, Cream (Top)
Yak, Cream (Top)
100% Yak. Fine combed top, very clean. Staple length about 1 inch, in a creamy-white tone. Yak is a tricky fibre to spin by itself, because it's so short. It makes up for this by being super soft and warm. Consider blending with a fine wool, such as Merino. We can't seem to find information about the felting properties. Micron count approximately 21. White Yak is not a naturally-occuring colour, and is made from brown that has been depigmented. PRODUCT of CHINA
$13.50$55.16 Select options