Merino – White 22 mic (Top)
Merino – White 22 mic (Top)
Classification: FINE WOOL Creamy-white natural combed top, this is always extremely clean and free of vegetation. Very popular with our spinning and felting customers. Merino rates high for softness, and this 22 micron fibre is excellent for against-the-skin wear and a multitude of other uses. Felting properties are excellent. Staple length is in the 2.5 to 4 inch range. NOTE: our labels may indicate this as UNTREATED, which simply means it is not Superwash Merino. NEW ZEALAND WOOL, processed in CHINA
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Merino, Fine 50/Cultivated Silk 50
Merino, Fine 50/Cultivated Silk 50
50% Fine Merino / 50% Cultivated Silk Our friend Ted suggested we try this blend from Weaver Creek Fibers, and it's absolutely amazing! Also called Bombyx or Mulberry silk, this shiny silk is blended with 21-micron Fine Merino in a combed top that is lovely, clean and a delight to spin. Dyes well before or after spinning. We think it's the best silk/merino blend on the market and good value to boot. Quite different from the usual Merino/Tussah Silk blends. PRODUCT of UNITED KINGDOM
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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 – 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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North Country Cheviot (Rustic Roving)
North Country Cheviot (Rustic Roving)
Classification: DOWN-TYPE WOOL Thick and chunky rustic roving, in an ivory-white shade. 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, with a staple length of 3 to 5 inches. Wet-felting properties are low. An excellent core wool for needle-felting. PRODUCT of CANADA
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Norwegian – White (Top)
Norwegian – White (Top)
Classification: DUAL-COATED Nice and clean combed top. Norwegian sheep come in a range of tones, this top being a natural off-white. 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 5 inches. Wet felting qualities are excellent, and also good for needle felting. PRODUCT of GREAT BRITAIN
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Nylon – Fake Cashmere (Top)
Nylon – Fake Cashmere (Top)
100% Nylon. Extremely clean combed top, possibly the whitest fibre we carry. Staple length is about 3 to 4 inches which makes this top-notch for blending with almost anything. Few would spin Nylon all by itself, but it has a great reputation for adding strength and durability to other fibres, especially when spinning yarns for socks. This is a fine grade that you won't even notice when blended in at a rate of 20 to 25% or so, by weight. Surprisingly, Nylon dyes beautifully with acid dyes. It also takes natural dyes well using the usual premordant methods for protein fibres. We love the moniker of "Fake Cashmere", but your fingers will never confuse it from the real thing. It feels more like those puffs they stick inside pill bottles. Maybe it is.
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Polwarth – White (Top)
Polwarth – White (Top)
Classification: FINEWOOL Nice and clean combed top in bright close-to-white. It almost seems like Polwarth is the not-so-well-known alternative to Merino. It features so many of the same qualities, and is splendid for everything from next-to-skin clothing and beyond. The crimp is excellent, elasticity good and staple surprisingly long. Micron count of our top is 21 to 24, with a staple length of 4 to 5 inches. Felting properties are high. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Pulled Sari Silk – White
Pulled Sari Silk – White
100% Silk fibre Gorgeous clear snowy white, apparently very difficult to get. Fibre staple length is 1 to 1.5 inches. Use for blending/carding, spinning, felting, paper-making and other crafting projects. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Rambouillet (Rustic Roving)
Rambouillet (Rustic Roving)
Classification: FINEWOOL Thick and chunky rustic roving with a moderate amount of vegetation in our current supply. Lovely off-white in colour. In the Merino family, Rambouillet developed as an offshoot in Northern France in the late 1700s and was soon brought to North America where more changes made this a distinctive breed. The fibre is similar to Merino but with less lustre and more loft. Staple is in the 2 to 4 inch range and especially well-suited to woolen-style spinning. Plenty soft for outer, midrange and against-the-skin wear, with a micron count in the 18 to 24 range. Wet felting properties are excellent. A good core wool for needle-felting. PRODUCT of CANADA
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Ramie @ The Fibre Garden
Ramie (Top)
100% Ramie. Very clean combed top, in pencil-roving width. Staple length is 7 to 8 inches. Ramie comes from the stem (bast) fibre of a tropical plant. Typically it is bleached to an almost pure white. Our supply is very fine and soft. Ramie can be spun by itself or used in blends. It's well-suited for lighter summer wear, from against-the-skin to outerwear. An intriguing fibre for those that can't wear wool. < Since this is a plant or cellulose fibre dyers must use fibre reactive dyes. Natural dyers can resort to techniques used on cotton, such as alum-tannin premordanting, or Aluminum acetate. We don't know how Ramie responds in an indigo vat. That being said, when blended with protein fibres, acid dyes will leave the ramie alone during dyeing, which makes for some wonderful streaky or heathered effects, depending on how well the fibres are blended.
$6.00$46.31 Select options
Merino Prefelt @ The Fibre Garden
Regular Merino Prefelt – White – 1/2 meter
Price per 1/2 meter sheet: 120cm (47 inches) x 50cm (19.5 inches). Approximately 70g (2.46 oz)

Natural white. Well, truly a creamy white.

$18.00
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Romney – White (Roving)
Romney – White (Roving)
Classification: LONGWOOL Thick and chunky carded roving, with very little vegetation. Creamy-white in colour. Romney is a longwool with a good crimp and relatively short staple and slight sheen. It spins well either woolen or worsted style. Suitable for midrange to outerwear, this particular roving being softer than average. Micron count on Romney ranges from 32 to 39 with a staple length in the 5 to 8 inch range. Felting properties are very good. PRODUCT of NEW ZEAlAND
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Scottish Blackface (Rustic Roving)
Scottish Blackface (Rustic Roving)
Classification: DUAL-COATED Thick and chunky Rustic Roving, usually with moderate vegetation. The colour is creamy-white with a light sprinkling of dark hairs. This is an ancient breed, and a main player in the development of the wool industry in Scotland. The fleece is a combination of long, course outercoat hairs, with a much finer undercoat. This roving has the two carded together and would be best suited for rugged outerwear or non-garment uses. Micron count on the fine hairs varies from 28 to 38 microns but is difficult to assign in a blend. Wet felting properties are good but the resulting felt will be textured and hairy and certainly best suited for sturdier creations. A good core wool for needle-felting. PRODUCT of CANADA
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Shetland – White (Top)
Shetland – White (Top)
Classification: DOWN-TYPE WOOL Very clean combed top with next to no veg. The colour is creamy white. This is a very old breed used in everything from traditional Shetland lace to rugged tweed fabrics and midrange to rugged outerwear knitted garments. It technically has a double coat but they are nearly always carded together. Micron count is in the range of 25 to 26, with a staple length in the 3 to 4 inch range. Felting properties are moderate. From the Shetland Islands. PRODUCT of GREAT BRITAIN
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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
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Sparkle-On Pewter
Sparkle-On Pewter
100% trilobal Nylon Sparkle-On™ from The Dyeguy™, made right here in our shop. An excellent faux metallic tone, in the silvery-pewter range depending on how much you use for blending. DYED in CANADA
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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
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