grey swaledale sheep wool top
Swaledale natural grey
Swaledale natural grey

Swaledale natural grey

Regular price £2.75 £0.00 Unit price per

Price per 100g

VAT is included

This is 100% natural grey Swaledale combed wool top from the Yorkshire dales.

The fineness is approx. 35-45 microns and staple length, 100-200mm. Swaledale wool has excellent resilience and hard wearing properties and is perfect for spinning, felting and other crafts. 

Recommended uses...

  

Use with confidence for all your spinning, felting and blending projects. A popular choice for spinning on the wheel or drop spindle. The natural grey can be dyed with very nice results. Great for wet felting and needle felting. There are also limitless possibilities for blending with other wool or fibres such as silks, flax, bamboo etc.

  • 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.

For spinning...

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.

    For felting...

    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.


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