This is 1 oz of 100% merino wool, 21.5 micron, roving. It is extremely soft and fluffy, and is an excellent choice for nuno felting, needle felting and more experienced spinners. I've tried to get as close as possible to the true color of the wool, but all computer monitors display color differently. Please keep that in mind when placing your order.
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This merino is from Ashford. According to their website, "Merino wool is very soft with a closely spaced crimp. You can spin a fine woollen yarn using the long draw or a worsted yarn using a short draw. Merino is ideal for super fine knitting, crochet and lacework.
Ashford Merino sliver is a 100% New Zealand product with wool from pasture-fed sheep from our high country sheep stations. We know many of the farmers - some of whom have farmed the land for generations. They take great pride in the quality of their wool and the high standard of animal husbandry. The sheep are well cared for and are not mulesed.
After the sheep are shorn, on the farm, the wool is carefully skirted and checked. Only wool that is sound, clean with good fibre length, bulk and colour is selected. It is sent to a boutique New Zealand mill to be dyed, carded and combed.
It is scoured (washed) using an environmentally-friendly, biodegradable detergent . The wool is then dried and dyed. The dyes comply with the strict EU regulations and garments made from the sliver can be certified under the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. This standard is the most widely known standard for certification of ecologically-safe clothing. (Detailed information can be found at www.oekotex.com). The fibre is then gently opened and conditioned. Carding machines align the fibres and remove any foreign matter. It is then gilled and combed."
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Do you cut yardage into pieces? No. We do NOT cut it into pieces unless you specifically request it. This means if you order more than one yard, you will receive one, long, continuous piece.
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We have a passion for hand crafts. Since 2007, our family owned and operated independent craft store, The Tin Thimble, has specialized in new and vintage sewing supplies including fabric, buttons, patterns, trim and more. We are also proud carry a large selection of high quality nuno felting supplies, wet felting supplies, and needle felting supplies, including wool roving, specialty fibers, silk scarves and fabrics for felting.
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really pretty color. I think of it more as a periwinkle than a blueberry color. Very pleased with the material.
This shop is great and the owner is very kind and quick to respond!