The Merino breed was developed by Spanish Royalty from breeding the finest of Spain’s sheep with the sheep from North Africa. The result was the finest wool ever produced. To this day, Merino is foundation stock for many other fine wools and Merino types. Staple length 2.75 inches, 70mm, micron... Read More
I’ve been spinning for twenty years. It’s hard to imagine a more fun spin than the Ashland Bay Merino Wool 19.5 Micron. It’s a 2.75” staple which makes it a good candidate for woolen spinning, but the prep of the fiber makes it a good candidate for worsted spinning. I’m a woolen spinner, so it took a few ounces of getting the right feel with this fiber, but the end result is fantastic. Set your wheel up properly and you can spin super fine or bulky with this stuff. It’s a joy.