Colors may vary between braids and dye lots. When planning a project requiring more than one braid allow for nuances. Being as this fiber is hand-dyed, each braid can vary in color, even in the same dyelot. Weight: Roving Texture: Spinning fiber Yardage/Meters: 5y (4.6m) Skein weight: 113 grams (3.99 ounces)...More Details
Colors may vary between braids and dye lots. When planning a project requiring more than one braid allow for nuances. Being as this fiber is hand-dyed, each braid can vary in color, even in the same dyelot.
Spinners asked, and Malabrigo delivered. Ultra-soft merino is now available as unspun top, in a selection of their most beloved colorways. It is truly a joy to spin, full of fluff and loft and unmatched softness! Of course, you can also knit with the roving itself for a uniquely fluffy effect, or use it for thrums or needle felting.
I am a novice spinner. I found this hand dyed roving lovely to spin. As it is hand dyed there was a little flatness to the braid. To the people stating it was felted, I find it necessary to inform everyone that fine, softer wools (merinos) take much more dye for the wool to take the color. I didn't have difficulty teasing it out for spinning.
I have purchased Nube Braids many times. Their color blends can be used in a variety of ways to spin original yarns and truly interesting effects can be created when felting by layering or placement of the different colors in the braid . This also eliminates the need to buy large quantities of wool to design with multiple colors.
This fiber is nice but there are some sections that tend to be a little tough due to the dye. The colors are nice and saturated.
I love the colours and the fine Merino. I lament about the trimming and wastage I have to do before I spin to produce a fine even yarn. I have to remove small felted slubs that seem to have been formed in the braiding and handling. My first action is to undo the braid to let the fiber relax and snap the roving along it's length lightly to loosen it. The roving is then stored loosely in a very large Ziplock bag until I am ready to spin it. The yield from a "4oz." braid is usually 3.7-3.8oz.