Inspired by the common House Finch, this blended top was designed by HipStrings and custom milled according to our specifications. It features 50% Shetland wool, 25% Manx Loaghton wool, 12.5% Tussah Silk and 12.5% Flax.
The Shetland in this blend is 29-31 micron and about a 3.5 inch staple length. Manx Loaghton is a rare, primitive sheep breed found on the Isle of Man. The Manx Loaghton in this blend is 29-31 micron and about a 3 inch staple length. Although many spinners may be intimidated by spinning flax, fearing it will be difficult to draft and "crunchy" in the final yarn, the small amount of flax plus Tussah Silk in many of our custom blends actually makes it easier to draft, and adds strength and drape to the resulting yarn. This fiber blend is very versatile - suitable for drapey shawls and stoles as well as hardwearing woven textiles or comfy outerwear.
Care: Handwash, lay flat to dry. This fiber will felt!
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