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Riot | Neon and multicolour wool top for spinning or felting | 100gr/3.5 oz | BFL and bio-nylon

Dive into some fibre goodness with this fun multicolour wool top for spinning or felting. A gorgeous blend of BFL wool and bio-nylon, this will make some lovely soft-yet-sturdy yarn, perfect for sock knitting.

Main info at a glance:

    • Fibre blend: BFL wool and bio-nylon
    • Bio-nylon: same sturdiness as regular nylon, but eco-friendly
    • Hand dyed in neon yellow, aqua blue, deep blue and pinkish red
    • 100g or 3.5oz


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I created this glorious blend of BFL wool top for spinning and bio-nylon for the eco-conscious crafter looking for a fibre sturdy enough for making sock yarn, yet is also fully compostable.  

This blend is also fantastic for felting and you shouldn’t notice a difference in the felting time, but do sample to check for shrinkage rates.

I hand dyed this wool top in happy shades of neon yellow, aqua blue, some pinkish reds and a deep blue for contrast. The resulting combination of these colours also created new ones such as a bit of orange and hints of yellow-green, for extra fun! Together these colours are a feast for the eyes, hence the name Riot for this colourway.

There is a total of 100 grams (or 3.5 ounces) of woolly goodness for you to play with as you wish.

About BFL wool and bio-nylon

Blue Faced Leicester (or BFL for short) is an amazing wool for spinning and felting. It’s soft like Merino but it’s shinier because it has a longer staple length. It’s extremely suited for beginner spinners and a joy to use for experienced ones as well. It’s a great fibre for next-to-skin projects.

Bio-nylon is a wonderful replacement for regular nylon. Like the regular artificial fibre, it lends extra strength to the wool (perfect for making yarn suitable for socks or other harder wearing garments) but it doesn’t stay in the world forever. Bio-nylon will act as regular nylon for as long as want it to, but once you feel the fibre has run its course, you can pop it in the composting pile and it’ll start decomposing back into the soil. The best of two worlds.

Is this fibre 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.


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

The spindle depicted in one of the photos is for decoration only and not part of the listing sale.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Fibre Content

BFL and bio-nylon


turquoise blue, Blue, Pink-red, Yellow, Yellow Green


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

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International shipping is £6 flat rate.

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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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