Embrace the vibrant spirit of Scotland with Highland Fling, a one-of-a-kind hand dyed wool top that captures the essence of the Scottish Highlands.
This 100g Polwarth wool top bursts with an enchanting blend of pink-red, turquoise blue, aqua blue, and pastel violet, reminiscent of the dazzling sunsets, sparkling lochs, and blooming heather that adorn the Scottish landscape.
Polwarth wool is a perfect fibre for felting or spinning: it’s a medium staple fibre, with a lot more bounce and more volume than Merino, a joy to work with.
There is a whole 100 grams (or 3.5 ounces) for you to play with as you wish.
Please note that the spindle depicted in the photos is only for illustration purposes and is not included in the sale.
What is the difference between wool top and wool roving?
I’m sure you’ve seen this type of wool referred as either wool top or wool roving, but which is this and what makes them different?
I’m glad you asked (well ok, I asked for you…)
Wool top is a type of mill processing which removes all the shorter staples and combs the remaining fibres in the same direction. The result is a smooth-looking continuous length of wool like the one you see in the photos above.
Wool roving is a little different, a lot of the shorter staples are left in and the fibres aren’t all combed in the same direction, so the appearance of the wool will be slightly fuzzier and less shiny in appearance.
Two different types of wool preparation, both with their merits, but definitely not the same and will yield different results if you’re using the wool for spinning and felting. Now you know!
A colour disclaimer
Although I have done my very best to convey the true colours of this wool, please note that my monitor settings may vary from yours.