A combination of dyed merino wool tops (70%) and extra bleached tussah silk (30%) to create a rainbow blend with a silky sheen. Perfect for hand felting, hand spinning and many other creative projects.23 micron3-4 inch staple length These combed blends spin effortlessly...More Details
A combination of dyed merino wool tops (70%) and extra bleached tussah silk (30%) to create a rainbow blend with a silky sheen. Perfect for hand felting, hand spinning and many other creative projects.
3-4 inch staple length
These combed blends spin effortlessly with their long staple length of 3-4 inches.
Incredibly soft fiber in lustrous and smooth vibrant colors.
Colors may vary slightly from batch to batch due to the nature of natural fiber. We have taken every step to represent the colors correctly. Colors can change depending on your screen settings.
I absolutely loved spinning the constellation range! I used the fractal spinning technique from the November fiber box to spin the Aquila, Aries, Aquarius, Leo, Taurus and Virgo. The end result was a fun 2-ply yarn that was vibrant and unique. I ended up calling it Melted Crayons. I will say because of the high percentage of tussah silk the roving is quite slick and it is easier to work with if you pull it into pencil rovings. Thankfully the blend is smooth enough that the pencil rovings remain consistent to the original color (I hate when you get a poorly blended roving that gets messed up if it is split). All-in-all I am fully satisfied with what I received and can't wait to spin up the rest of what I have!!
I love this fiber for both wet felting and needle felting. I have been using it to make felted pumpkins!
Better in person than photos could project -! The silk stays in narrow bands of shimmering silk and really brings out the colors of merino top . A gorgeous fiber to spin - probably best for spinners with some experience spinning fine top because of the different drafts of merino and silk - but if you have trouble there’s always spinning from the fold - it looks lovely as well :))
Gorgeous- the bleached silk shines in swirls throughout. A lovely yarn results ! I’d recommend for those with some experience spinning - because if the difference in draft of merino and silk .. yet if you have an issue it spins easily from the fold as well . The photos don’t do it justice —
I ordered the bright pink Aries fiber and it has been a joy to spin with on my drop-spindle, blend with other fibers and weave with on my floor loom. I’m going to purchase “Virgo” next!