Glitz Shetland/Nylon BLEND
Price per 100g
Our own bend of Shetland and Rainbow Nylon!
NATURAL GLITZ is a fusion of natural white undyed Shetland wool blended with a shimmering rainbow Trilobal Nylon (Firestar)
Shetland has a fairly short staple and when spun woollen or semi woollen will give a soft and airy yarn. The Firestar, of course, adds a touch of sparkle and a little bit of bling as well as a subtle colouring which makes the white Shetland take on an slight oatmeal hue (see images). Acid dyes will take on the nylon turning rainbow into various tones of the colour used. Felters also love this fibre for when a bit of shimmer is required such as fairy wings.
- 100g - mittens, socks, hat
- 300g - cushion cover, shawl, long scarf
- 600g - baby blanket, cardigan, ladies sweater
Always buy enough fibre to finish your project in one go to avoid slight shade variations from batch to batch (this is in the nature of natural wool). If colour matching is important to you get a free sample first.
100g of fibre spins 100g of yarn the yardage of which depends on how finely you spin. The weight chart above is a helpful guide but will depend on the size and tension of the final garment.
If the fibre is suitable for felting you'll find that 100 grams will compress down to a grapefruit sized solid 3D shape (approximately). If you only need smaller amounts try our mini selection packs.
Core wool is a cost effective way to quickly build up 3D shapes before topping off. Another popular product is pre-felt which is ready for further needle felting, or wet felting, or to be used as a base for your project.