The softness of 23 Micron Merino Wool blended with Tussah Silk and Flax to produce an unusual, unique effect, especially when dyed. This blend is 50% Merino 30% Tussah Silk, and 20% Flax This blend is perfectly suited for an adventurous dying project!...More Details
The softness of 23 Micron Merino Wool blended with Tussah Silk and Flax to produce an unusual, unique effect, especially when dyed. This blend is 50% Merino 30% Tussah Silk, and 20% Flax
This blend is perfectly suited for an adventurous dying project! The wool, silk, and flax will each hold dye differently; resulting in a variegated roving. The Long staple length of 5-7 inches makes this roving a breeze to spin for beginners and advanced spinners alike.
Flax (Linen) is a wild natural cellulose fiber that grows inside of the stalks of the flax plant. One of the oldest cultivated plants in human history. Flax was the preferred textile of the Ancient Egyptians who used it for clothing, bed linen, shrouds for mummies and for ships' sails. This fiber is strong and lasts and softens over time. Combine with the luster and beauty of silk and the wearability and durability of merino wool and you have yourself a blend made in paradise!
This roving spins beautifully. I bought it to dye, and will wait until I have sufficient 2 ply yarn to experiment with various dye methods. Since it has flax as well as silk and merino wool - not really so much blended as laid together in the last milling - it will definitely be an experiment in color. I will try acid dye as well as indigo and cochineal. We'll see!!!
I haven't dyed this yet, but the fiber is lovely and soft!
This fiber blend is unusual, but beautiful. I have almost 50 years of knitting/crocheting experience and learned only a few years ago how to spin. Even for the not so experienced spinner, this fiber blend was relatively easy to spin. I drafted it carefully and the long flax fibers made it possible to me to spin a consistent, fingering weight, single yarn. The fiber blend is not dyed; it doen't need to. Again the flax in it gives this blend a nice appearance. I am thinking of plying it with some natural merine/silk. Yes, I would recommend this blend and buy it again.
Love these fibers together.