Merino – Medium 19mic (Sliver)
Merino – Medium 19mic (Sliver)
Classification: FINEWOOL Carded sliver/roving with a small amount of veg. Medium-brown in tone with a generous sprinkling of ash-grey, creating a lovely heathered yarn. At 19 microns, this is nice and soft for against-the-skin wear. Merino is ever-popular with spinners and certainly 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
$6.75$52.10 Select options
Merino – Superfine White (Top)
Merino – Superfine White (Top)
Classification: FINE WOOL This is very special Superfine 16-micron Merino in a natural creamy-white colour. Very clean combed top. Excellent for spinning or felting by itself, but also perfect for blending with soft luxury fibres such as Angora, Cashmere, Yak or Qiviut. Felting properties are excellent. Staple length is in the 2.5 to 3 inch range. PRODUCT of ITALY
$8.50$34.73 Select options
Merino – Superwash White 22mic (Top)
Merino – Superwash White 22mic (Top)
SUPERWASH Merino. Classification: FINE WOOL The most common fibre offered as Superwash, this is lovely combed Merino top in an ivory-white colour. Micron count is 22, which is plenty soft for against the skin wear and a multitude of other uses. 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. Merino rates high for softness. Staple length is generally 2.5 to 4 inches. The Superwash treatment makes for a slippery feel during spinning when compared to untreated Merino, so it's not necessarily a good choice for beginners. NOTE: Superwash fibre is NOT GOOD FOR FELTING. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Merino – White 19.5 mic (Top)
Merino – White 19.5 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 19.5 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. NEW ZEALAND WOOL, processed in CHINA
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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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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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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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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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Romney – Light Grey (Roving)
Romney – Light Grey (Roving)
Classification: LONGWOOL Clean, carded and somewhat chunky roving with very little vegetation. Light grey in colour, marled with softer ash-grey and dark-grey throughout, and just a hint of brown. Romney is a longwool with a good crimp and relatively short staple and slight sheen. It spins well either woolen or semi-worsted styles. Suitable for midrange to outerwear. Being roving this has excellent loft which many needle felters love. Micron count on this fibre is around 36 (but it feels softer) with a staple length of 4 to 5 inches. Felting properties are very good. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Romney – Medium Grey (Roving)
Romney – Medium Grey (Roving)
Classification: LONGWOOL Clean, carded and somewhat chunky roving with very little vegetation. Medium grey-brown in tone, liberally sprinkled throughout with ash grey. Romney is a longwool with a good crimp and relatively short staple and slight sheen. It spins well either woolen or semi-worsted styles. Suitable for midrange to outerwear. Being roving this has excellent loft which many needle felters love. Micron count on this fibre is around 36 (but it feels softer) with a staple length of 4 to 5 inches. Felting properties are very good. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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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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Shetland – Black, Fine (Top)
Shetland – Black, Fine (Top)
Classification: DOWN-TYPE WOOL Very clean combed top with next to no veg. The colour is a gorgeous and very dark brown-black with the odd grey hair sprinkled in, and it has a lovely and soft handle. 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 on the fine hairs varies from 12 to 20 microns but is difficult to assign in a blend. Staple length is in the 2 to 4.5 inch range. Felting properties are moderate. PRODUCT of GREAT BRITAIN
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Shetland – Grey, Fine (Top)
Shetland – Grey, Fine (Top)
Classification: DOWN-TYPE WOOL Very clean combed top with next to no veg. The colour is a blend of soft ash-grey and deeper charcoal, likely to make a beautiful heathered yarn. It has a lovely soft handle. 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 on the fine hairs varies from 12 to 20 microns but is difficult to assign in a blend. Staple length is in the 2 to 4.5 inch range. Felting properties are moderate. PRODUCT of GREAT BRITAIN
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Shetland – Moorit Brown (Top)
Shetland – Moorit Brown (Top)
Classification: DOWN-TYPE WOOL Very clean combed top with next to no veg. Moorit is one of the official colour classes for Shetland sheep. The colour is a blend of medium-brown sprinkled with soft grey which sort of softens the overall effect. Micron count is 24 to 29 microns with a staple of around 3 inches and a medium-soft feel. This is a very old breed used in everything from traditional Shetland lace to rugged tweed fabrics and midrange to rugged outerwear knitted garments. Felting properties are moderate. From Ashland Bay. PRODUCT of GREAT BRITAIN
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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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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
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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
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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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