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Wool for felting and spinning | Pink Blue Purple | Polwarth | 100g | Hydrangea

Meet Hydrangea, one of my hand dyed wool for felting and spinning in saturated blues, pinks and violets

  • Super soft and bouncy Polwarth 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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I don’t know about you, but I love hydrangeas. They’re just so big and lush, I just had to hand dye some wool top to celebrate their riot of blues, pinks and purples. 

This Polwarth wool top (sometimes mistakenly called a roving, read below) was hand dyed by me here in my tiny Edinburgh studio. It is a one-of-a-kind colourway.

If you’re looking for wool for felting and spinning but want something other than Merino, this super soft Polwarth is perfect for your needs. It’s a still medium staple fibre, but it has a lot more bounce and more volume than Merino. Polwarth wool is truly a joy to work with. 

There is a whole 100 grams (or 3.5 ounces) for you to play with as you wish.

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.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Fibre Content



Purple, Blue, Pink, Violet


  • 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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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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