Sometimes softness isn't everything... This is a slightly sturdier fibre, but one with a lovely crimp, that feels like proper wool. The silk adds shine, and creates a beautiful glowing effect to the fibre, and finished yarn. It also softens the blend slightly.
25% Tussah Silk
Zwartbles are originally a Dutch breed, but are now found in many other countries. The fleece is much longer than Black Welsh Mountain (and much softer), or Shetland. Staple length is 10-12cm. The crimp is very open, giving this fibre a lovely lofty feel. Micron count 30-32.
Hand dyed by me in my home in the Welsh hills using acid dyes, these give strong long lasting colours.
This fibre is hand dyed in small batches, where more than one braid is available they will have been dyed at the same time, using the same dye stock, but my dyeing technique produces braids with subtle variations, no two braids are ever identical, where multiple braids are available they are shown in the additional photographs.
This fibre will felt, cool hand wash only.
For more detailed washing instructions take a look here.