Antique dyed Merino


23mic 64's dyed merino

This is 100% merino combed wool top. It is probably the number one choice for spinning, needle felting, wet felting, dyeing and many other craft uses! Merino has many uses and is regarded as having some of the finest and softest wool of any sheep. These are already dyed but you could still over dye many of the lighter colours if you wanted to. There are also limitless possibilities for blending Merino with other wool or fibres such as silks, flax, bamboo etc.

Merino wool is so soft against the skin that some people with sensitive skin may feel less or no irritation when wearing a merino wool item of clothing.

Our dyed merino wool tops are commercially dyed using acid dyes which conform with the Oeko-Tex 100 confidence in textiles quality system (tested for harmful substances). They also conform to EN 71 which helps to ensure that all toys sold in the EU meet certain minimum safety standards.

Please note that there may be very slight colour variations from batch to batch due to the nature of natural fibre. Your monitor screen may also affect the product images shown.

Origin: South Africa and South America

Thickness: Each fibre is approx 23 microns thick

Staple length: Each fibre is approx 90mm long

Characteristics: Very soft and finely crimped

Content: 100% natural wool


How much will I need?

This depends on how finely you spin and the size and tension of the final knitted garment. 100g of fibre will always make 100g of yarn but the length will depend on how chunky you spin the yarn. Buy 100g to spin enough yarn for a pair of socks. 300g of fibre should spin enough yarn for a shawl or a scarf. 600g should spin enough yarn for an average women's sweater. The weights above are given as a helpful guide but cannot be guaranteed. If you are unsure always buy a little more than you think you'll need.

Natural, renewable & biodegradable

This wool is 100% natural. Every year sheep produce a new fleece making wool a renewable fibre source. At the end of its useful life it can be returned to the soil where it will quickly decompose.


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