Superwash Farm Blend Wool Top Braid (GSWF6) ~ Hand dyed ~ 4 oz
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In collaboration with Fairytailspun Fibers . . .
This is a beautifully hand dyed wool top ~ ready to spin!
Please Note: These are shipped from our new Central California location.
About this fiber: This fiber is Superwash Farm Blend Wool Top. It is hand dyed and ready to spin or blend together with other fibers first! This fiber top is a blending of different standard white breed fleeces, producing a bulky, lofty wool top. It is a medium wool top. The Superwash makes it have a softer feel to it, than non superwash of the same micron. It is at 33 microns with good length of 90mm. 4 oz each braid.
This fiber is NOT for felting projects.
What is Superwash Fiber you may ask? Superwash is an additional plus factor as it is a non-felting fiber!! Superwash wool is any wool fiber that has been chemically treated to make it machine washable and (usually) dryable. Since the fiber has been modified, the wool will NOT felt. Superwash is smoother than regular wool because the chemical process removes the cuticles, or scales. The treated wool fiber is then smoother and moves more freely since it no longer has scales to restrict it. The amount of movement and how smooth will depend on the actual wool breed and micron count. Overall, Superwash is loved by spinners for being non shrinking for clothing projects, staying smoother overtime due to its non-felting aspect, tending to feel softer than regular wool, and some have a shiner look once spun up compared to regular wool of same breeds.