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Neon rainbow wool top for spinning or felting | 100gr/3.5 oz | Merino

  • Merino fibre is one of the most popular wool top for spinning
  • Hand dyed neon rainbow, one of a kind (but somewhat repeatable, please read description)
  • 100g or 3.5oz
  • (also sometimes mistakenly called wool roving)

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Description

One of my favourite hand dyed rainbow wool tops ever. (Here is another one.) Look at all the neons in this colour combo! Swoon. This is a one-of-a-kind colourway in the sense that colours will never strike in the same way again, but I can repeat the use of the same colours to replicate a similar result.

There is a whole 100 grams (or 3.5 ounces) of woolly goodness for you to play with as you wish, be it spinning or felting.

Is merino a good wool top for spinning?

Merino is one of the most popular wools for spinning. Merino is a smooth wool, the medium staple length is great for beginner spinners and experts alike. The softer of this fibre also makes it perfect for next-to-skin projects.

Is this merino a wool top or a roving?

I hope you think this is a good question, because there is definitely a difference between combed wool top and roving. Both expressions are often used to represent the same item, but they are quite different. In fact, I am inserting this explanation here so I can use the expression “wool roving” correctly and still please the search algorithm gods. Sneaky.

Combed wool top such as this are processed in the mill to remove the short fibre staples, and all the longer remaining fibres have been combed to face the same direction.

Wool roving, on the other hand, still retains some shorter fibres and not all face the same direction, so it will have a fuzzier appearance.

Both are fantastic types of fibre processing, they’re just different.

Colour disclaimer

I’ve done my very best to ensure colours show true, but please bear in mind your monitor settings might differ from mine.

Additional information

Weight 0.100 kg
Fibre Content

Merino

Colour

Purple, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Violet

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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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