Breed Specific Wool - 4 oz. of 100% Wool for Spinning, Weaving, or Felting • Cho

Breed Specific Wool - 4 oz. of 100% Wool for Spinning, Weaving, or Felting • Cho

$6.50Price

This listing is for 4 oz. of 100% natural, un-dyed wool. Choose from our full list of breeds.


FIBER DETAILS

 

Finn Wool

A medium wool with a micron count from 24 to 31 (50s) and a staple length from 3 to 6 inches, it is suitable for hand-spinning and knitting of outer garments such as sweaters, socks, hats, etc. The distinctive characteristics of Finn wool are luster and a soft hand. Finn wool has the luster (shine) otherwise found only in the long-wooled breeds, which are often coarser. It is also softer to the touch than other medium wools with the same micron count. 


Corriedale

Corriedale has become ubiquitous in hand spinning, and with good reason.  This versatile fiber is beginner-friendly, yet yields excellent result that seasoned spinners appreciate.  It also felts beautifully.


Falkland

Wool from the Falkland Islands is known for its softness and exceptional quality.  With many of the characteristics of Merino, Polwarth, and Corriedale, this wool is a joy to spin.


18-micron Merino

An extremely fine Merino, the preparation is super soft! Merino is the king of the fine wools, sporting a dense fleece with fine tight crimp and a short staple length. It is many spinners go-to choice for next-to-skin wear. Merino is easy to felt and retains its incredible softness in felted objects.


Cheviot

This bouncy wool is extremely versatile and pleasant to spin.  Cheviot felts only reluctantly, making it a good choice for projects that are going to be subjected to a lot of wear and tear.


Lincoln

Lincoln sheep produce amazingly long wool.  Though it is not soft, it has extremely hard-wearing and has a lovely sheen.  Choose this wool for textiles that are meant to be used!


Shetland

One of the best-known sheep breeds, Shetland sheep are hardy, colorful, and produce beautiful fiber.  In fact, among primitive breeds, Shetlands have some of the finest wool with a soft, fluffy hand.  The shades of top we are able to source represent only a small fraction of the many amazing natural colors possible from Shetlands.


Norwegian

Norwegian sheep are often crosses between the Spelsau and various British breeds.  That means that the wool characteristics can be somewhat variable.  This Norwegian wool is likely not soft enough for most people to wear next-to-skin, but it is quite durable.