Cheviot natural white
Our Cheviot is a real pleasure to spin and dyes very well indeed!
Origin: United Kingdom - English and Scottish borders
Thickness: Each fibre is approx 30 - 35 microns thick
Staple length: Each fibre is approx 8cm to 10cm long
Characteristics: Durable (not harsh), dense, firm and versatile
Content: 100% natural wool
Uses: Cheviot contains no kemp or coloured fibres. It is chalky lacking the brilliance of the long wool breeds. A real pleasure to spin and dyes very well indeed. You'll find our Cheviot perfect for spinning, dyeing, felting and many other craft uses.
Did you know? This breed of sheep gets its name from the Cheviot Hills that form the border line between England and Scotland.
How much fibre will I need?
This will depend on not only how finely you spin, but also the size and tension of the final knitted garment. 100g of fibre will make 100g of yarn the length of which will depend on how chunky you spin the yarn. The weights below are a helpful guide but cannot be guaranteed. If you are unsure, buy a little bit more than you think you need (that's what stashes are for!)
Natural, renewable & biodegradable
Wool is 100% natural. Every year sheep produce a new fleece making wool a renewable fibre source. At the end of its useful life wool can be returned to the soil where it will quickly decompose. For more information visit the Campaign for Wool.
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