This Ashland Bay Merino Top is excellent quality and super soft. You will love to spin this fiber and enjoy the soft feel against your skin. It's great for dyeing and completely undyed. If you're looking for soft wool and a great price this will do the trick. Ashland bay produces quality fibers consistently and is a name you can trust for your fiberarts projects. Don't overlook with fiber for felting!
A micron count is the measurement used to express the diameter of individual fibers. The lower the microns the finer the fiber. Merino wool is generally less than 24 micron in diameter. Basic merino types, all of which are offered at Paradise Fibers, include: Strong (broad) wool with a 23-24.5 micron count, medium wool with a 19.5-22 Micron count, Fine wool with an 18.5-19.5 Micron Count, Superfine with a 15-18.5 Micron Count, and Ultrafine with an 11.5-15 Micron Count. All of which are high demand fibers for their properties and durability. Suitable for blending, dyeing, weaving, spinning, and felting.