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

Let your eyes feast on this softest Merino neon spinning wool (perfect for felting too, actually)

  • Soft Merino wool top, perfect for spinning or felting
  • Hand dyed, 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 neon spinning wool tops ever (along with this one). Look at the in-your-face yellows, oranges and pink, paired with those sultry teals and greens! Swoon.

This fabulous merino wool top (also sometimes mistakenly described as roving, a different type of fibre preparation) was hand dyed by me here in Edinburgh. 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 dyes to replicate a similar result.

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

Is this wool top or wool roving?

The correct way to describe this type of wool processing is combed wool top. This means all the shorter staples have been removed and the remaining, longer fibres have all been combed in the same direction.

Some countries have taken to calling it wool roving, but that is actually a different type of processing: wool roving retains some of the shorter staples and the fibre doesn’t all go in the same direction, thus being a bit fuzzier in appearance.

What is the easiest wool to spin?

Merino is definitely the most popular wool to spin and felt with, and for good reason. Merino wool is soft, fantastic for next-to-skin projects. It has a medium staple, a perfect length for beginner spinners (not so long that you’ll need to draft a lot, not so short that it’ll disappear from your hands too easily). 

Merino is also a fabulous fibre for felting, and the high micron count of this particular wool top means it has the potential to wet felt and needle felt quite easily.

Colour disclaimer

Colour are showing true on my end, but please remember not all monitor settings are alike and some differences might be expected.

Additional information

Weight 0.100 kg
Fibre Content

Merino

Colour

Purple, teal 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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