Buttercup Yellow dyed Merino
This is 23mic 64's dyed merino combed wool top
Merino is probably the number one choice for spinning, needle felting, wet felting and dyeing and is regarded as being one of the finest and softest wool of any sheep.
Dyed using acid dyes conforming to the Oeko-Tex 100 confidence in textiles quality system (tested for harmful substances). Also conforms to EN 71 helping to ensure that products produced with this fibre meet certain minimum safety standards.
What can I use it for?
A popular choice for spinning on the wheel or drop spindle. Although already dyed you could still over dye many of the lighter colours if you wanted to. Great for wet felting and needle felting. There are also limitless possibilities for blending Merino with other wool or fibres such as silk, flax, bamboo and many more.
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, about 300g for a shawl or a scarf and 600g for an average women's sweater. These weights are given as a helpful guide but cannot be guaranteed.
To wet felt a medium size handbag you'll need around 300g of fibre but please remember that the wool shrinks by about 33% so plan your sizes accordingly. 100g will go a long way when needle felting and should produce a grapefruit sized mass. Top tip: Use a cheaper core wool to bulk out your shapes.
If you are unsure always buy a little more than you think you'll need especially as there could be very slight shade variations from batch to batch due to the nature of natural fibre.
Natural, renewable & biodegradable
Wool is 100% natural. Every year sheep produce a new fleece making it 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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