How much fibre will I need?

For spinning...

Always buy enough fibre to finish your project as there could be slight shade variations from batch to batch (this is in the nature of natural wool products) especially if colour matching is important to you.

100g of fibre will spin 100g of yarn the yardage of which will depend on how finely you spin. The weight chart below is a helpful guide but will of course depend on the size and tension of the final garment.

Approx fibre wool weights

For felting...

For needle and wet felting you'll find that 100 grams will go a long way. For smaller amounts Merino can be purchased in mini selection packs. Needle felters often use core wool which is a cost effective way to quickly build up 3D shapes before topping off with the desired fibres, colours and textures.

Another popular felters product is merino wool pre-felt which has been slightly needled ready for further needle felting, or wet felting, or to be used as a base for wet and needle felting.