Our high quality undyed soft house Merino Wool is the perfect go to wool for many projects including: Needle and Wet Felting, Hand-painting and Dyeing, Spinning, Blending, Weaving up beautiful tapestries, and making luxuriously soft Arm Knitted Blankets! You'll find this famous wool spins up nicely and is a terrific multipurpose merino for many of your handcrafted spun and felted wool projects. It's no wonder why it's our most popular fiber in the shop! Treat yourself to the special by the lb. price that cannot be beat! 21.5 Microns, 3-4 inch staple length. Merino wool is luxuriously soft and excellent for people with sensitivity to traditional wool. It is a fine fiber, with many characteristics that make it one of the most popular natural fibers worldwide. It is very popular for athletic wear due to its natural properties that wick moisture away from the body while still holding in warmth. It is extremely absorbent, like cotton, but unlike cotton, merino retains its warmth when wet. Compared to other wool, it has a superior warmth-to-weight ratio, meaning it weighs less and warms more. For new spinners, merino is a great place to start if you are looking for a softer alternative to Corriedale or Romney while still sticking with a beginner fiber. Despite its fine texture, it handles surprisingly well on a spinning wheel or drop spindle.
Because merino wool is a protein fiber, our Acid Dyes work great for dyeing. Be sure to check out our extensive line of Ashland Bay Solid Colored Merino Top to get inspiration!
Our merino's reasonable price, exceptional softness, versatility, and compliance on the wheel make it a popular choice for the novice and veteran alike.