Cheviot Wool top in a beautiful natural white color. Helical crimp - 3 dimensional structures that gives the wool resilience and bounce. The micron count is between 27-33 and this fiber has a 4-5 inch staple length. The wool top is open without...More Details
Cheviot Wool top in a beautiful natural white color. Helical crimp - 3 dimensional structures that gives the wool resilience and bounce. The micron count is between 27-33 and this fiber has a 4-5 inch staple length. The wool top is open without being slippery making it an excellent wool for beginning spinners. The yarn produced from Cheviot wool is a pleasure to knit, crochet and weave with.
Cheviot sheep originated in the Cheviot Hills on the border of England and Scotland. They were referred to as the Border Cheviot and are the foundation stock for the Brecknock and the North Country Cheviots. This hardy breed can withstand harsh environments and are known for being great mothers. Cheviot tweeds are a traditional woven fabric, famous for their crispness and durability, making it a popular suiting material for both men and women.
I love this fiber! It is very easy to spin and it makes a beautiful yarn. This is now one of my favorite breeds of wool to spin!
The color of the fiber is darker than other breeds, very creamy rather than white. Not as light as Merino or BFL so if you are plying it with a pastel color you might want to coose a whiter breed. It is also very hairy, lots of crinkly fibers showing in the final spun yarn, not a smooth Worsted-like effect. But, it does spin very easily. I would dye some and use it with itself.
I bought this 4 oz bag to add to some other I had already bought. It made outstanding yarn.
I have bought many kinds of wool from this company and I have been dyeing wool and spinning yarn for 6 years and I was not in love with this wool. A lot of the fiber I dyed felted on me. It did take the dye evenly but a lot of it is felting and can't be used for spinning.
Excellent shipping time and excellent product!