Slate dyed Shetland
Price per 100g
This is 100% Shetland combed wool top that has been commercially dyed to produce solid colours that you can re-order time and time again. The wool has a nice bulky characteristic. Around 31 micron.
Shetland is especially good for needle felting and wet felting. It spins very well either on a spinning wheel or on a drop spindle and also accepts dyes very well but as these are already dyed we don't recommend over dyeing unless you know what you are doing. Can also be mixed with other fibres to create custom blends.
Always buy enough fibre to finish your project in one go as there could be 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 of course depend on the size and tension of the final garment.
For needle felting you'll find that 100 grams will compress down into a grapefruit sized solid 3D shape (approximately). If you only need smaller amounts, consider buying our mini selection packs.
Needle felters often have lots of core wool in their stash as it is a cost effective way to quickly build up 3D shapes before topping off with the desired fibre, colour and texture. Another popular felters product is pre-felt which is ready for further needle felting, or wet felting, or to be used as a base for your project.