Hand dyed on my Zwartbles & Tussaash Silk blend
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.
140g (5 oz)
Approximately 20g pieces of 7 different colours.
This fibre is hand dyed in small batches. Each colour way is unique, and not dyed to a recipe.
These fibres have been dyed to exhaust using acid dyes, and then rinsed using hot water and detergent. I recommend you hand wash your spun yarn in warm water, using a mild pH neutral detergent. The no-rinse wool washes seems to be the most prone to causing bleeding so are best avoided.
Cool handwash only, will felt. For more detailed washing instructions take a look here.