Our Merino tops are a very soft fine 23 micron wool for fine knitting, crochet and lace and great for wearing next to the skin or for baby's garments.
Merino dyes beautifully and can be spun from quite thick to extremely fine for beautiful lace. New spinners may find it a little harder to spin than medium wools and therefore it may not always be a good choice as a first fibre.
Merino is finer and more sensitive than the medium wools and felts quickly and easily, retaining its softness in felted objects, but can be tricky to dye before spinning.
You can buy these fibres for spinning and dyeing and many more;
Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) Wool Tops: BFL is a British wool that is highly prized for its similarity to mohair and for its attractive, silky, lustrous yarns. Blue-faced Leicester dyes very well and felts easily and quickly to a smooth, silky finish. This beautiful British fibre comes in natural cream, oatmeal and brown colours.
Shetland Wool Tops: Shetland is a soft traditional British wool that is very easy to blend either with other wool colours or with exotic fibres in a hand carder or drum carder because of its shorter staple length.
Shetland-Tussah silk 50% Blend: Feel & see the luxury of silk in this 50% Tussah silk blend with the added warmth & stretch of wool. Blends with less than 50% don’t look like silk. You need at least 50% to both feel and see the silk.