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.
The variation in color lots might be a con for some, but for me it just means that even if I order a colorway i’ve tried before, it’s a different experience. Nine is always a joy to spin and I love weaving with the resulting yarn.
I love the colors of the Malabrigo Nubes but they can be a bit compacted and hard to spin. I split the fiber and predrafted a lot. Recommended but not for beginners.