With blending, it's possible to create a diversity of shades by gradually changing the proportions of colors throughout a series. In this collection of 4 blends, we've used naturally colored wool from two breeds to create a gradient of shades - beautiful on their own or a great foundation on which to apply another color. Each helping includes 2 ounces of each shade of combed top for a total of 8 ounces of fiber.
Blue Faced Leicester
Blue Faced Leicester wool is the finest of the long wools and as a result is dense with a good lustre. It exhibits the S crimp of a long wool and generally has a lower grist (yards per pound) than fine wools with a “french fry” crimp. It is well suited to combing. The Blue Faced Leicester fleece is highly prized for its likeness to mohair and for its production of attractive lustrous yarns with good resilience. 26 Micron and an average length of 3.5 inches.
Shetland sheep are a landrace - and can refer to a great diversity of sheep that are found on the Shetland Isles. Shetland sheep exhibit a wide range of natural colors. The wool is fine, soft and silky to the touch with a lofty characteristic. 29-31mic average length of 3.5 inches.
Fiber Prep Details
Both blends are commercially prepped blended combed top and feature naturally colored Shetland and BFL wool to create a gradient. of natural shades. Each blend is 50% Shetland wool and 50% BFL wool
Care: Handwash in tepid water with a wool wash. Lay flat to dry. This fiber will felt!
Picture is representative of the yarn and all efforts have been made to reproduce the colors accurately - color may vary according to your monitor.
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