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Green and violet merino wool for felting | wool for spinning | 100gr | Iris

Don’t you love a wool for felting when it’s hand dyed inspired by the colours of flowers? This is Iris, in beautiful greens and yellows, purple/violets, and a hint of orange here and there.

  • Soft Merino wool top, perfect for spinning or felting
  • Hand dyed, one of a kind
  • 100g or 3.5oz
  • (also sometimes mistakenly called wool roving)

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Description

I dyed this Merino wool top with iris flowers as inspiration. This wool for felting or spinning will be sure to ignite your imagination with its sunny yellows, vibrant greens and discreet purple and oranges. I can see a nuno felted scarf, a needle felted 2D landscape, or some yummy soft yarn waiting to be turned into a hat. Your imagination is the limit!

This super soft merino wool is perfect for spinning or felting, and there is a whole 100 grams (or 3.5 ounces) for you to play with as you wish.

This is a one of a kind colourway.

What wool is best for felting?

Merino wool is very popular for felting because it’s soft enough for next-to-skin contact, has a medium staple to make it easily manageable when broken down into chunks, and retains a bit of a shine before and after being dyed.

I think Merino top (also sometimes mistakenly called roving) is a perfect wool for felting and spinning.

Can any wool be used for felting?

As long as the fibre hasn’t been superwash treated to make it “felt-resistant,” a lot of wool will felt. Wool has microscopic hooks that grab onto other fibres when friction and heat is applied (think about that time you shrunk your favourite jumper by putting it in the washing machine at a hot setting, and you’ll know what I mean). If you are persistent in your efforts, you should end up with felt.

As a fun fact, you can pretty much needle felt any fibre. I’ve needle felted superwash wools with much success, because the barbed needle tangles the fibre without needing other external help such as temperature.

Colour disclaimer

I’ve done my best to reflect this felting and spinning wool’s true colours, but please note that your monitor settings may differ from mine.

Additional information

Weight 0.100 kg
Fibre Content

Merino

Colour

Green, Red Orange, Violet, Yellow, Yellow Orange

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CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Keep wool top/roving or art batts in a dry room away from direct sunlight. Airtight boxes are recommended. Don’t place anything heavy on top of the fibre to avoid squishing it.
    Handle silk hankies with moisturised hands to avoid them sticking to your skin.
  • I recommend adding lavender sachets to the storage container for pest prevention.
  • Hand wash your finished product separately using wool-specific detergents, dry flat. Hand dyed fibres may bleed a little in the first couple of washes.

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PACKAGING AND SHIPPING

All my spinning and felting fibres are carefully wrapped in a paper bag and then shipped using a fully compostable mailing bag.

P&P is priced according to Royal Mail’s most recent rates. 

UK shipping starts at £1.20 for flat packed items, and £3.70 for bulkier items. Total cost is calculated at checkout.

International shipping starts at £3.95 for flat packed items, or £5.25 for bulkier items. Total cost is calculated at checkout and according to your location.

Find out more in the delivery and returns section. 

Your best crafting is my goal

Your best spinning and felting life is all I’m about. I want you to love and be excited by your fibre projects. I care whether your fab felting idea comes to life. Your spinning needs to be everything you ever dreamed of and I want to help you get there. My fibres, from art batts to silk hankies are all created with your best crafting life in mind.

Hi, I’m Eleanor and I want to be a part of your lovely hand crafting journey.

I’ll do all of this without compromising on quality or my eco values: I source my wool from ethical, local suppliers and I hand dye my fibre using the most planet-friendly techniques at my disposal.

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