Wool and Hemp carded wool blend, "Primitive" Biotayarns' Spinners Web


This natural hand spinning & felting fiber is a carded cloud of Icelandic (natural black) wool and hemp in a 60/40 blend.

The finest Icelandic fleeces, grown in my regional fibershed (SD and MN) are used in this blend.  The shepherds who raise these Icelandic sheep are focused on sustainably pasturing, caring and breeding their Icelandic sheep for the best health, breed & wool characteristics.  The hemp is purchased in the US but cannot be guaranteed to be raised here (we are searching for local grown hemp fibers).

Wool & Hemp, 2 primitive fibers come together for a one of a kind spinning experience....the possibilities are endless! This blend was recently featured in Spin Off magazine as a carded blend to spin and knit into the #sturdymittensforwinterwalks pattern, designed by Madeline Keller-King.  Find out more about this pattern and the mittens biotayarns created from this icelandic/hemp blend on Ravelry here

The wool in this blend has a staple length of 4 inches and the hemp fiber is approximately 4 inches. These 2 fibers work well together and produce a very strong yarn/material that is soft, warm and durable. Spinning hemp with wool makes for a versatile yarn as the wool brings warmth, softness and elasticity to combine with the durability, anti-microbial qualities of hemp. See the characteristics of each fiber below!

Characteristics of hemp:

  • Three times stronger than cotton
  • Good abrasion resistance/very durable
  • Anti-microbial and UV resistance
  • Naturally resistant to mold, mildew, rot
  • Readily takes dyes
  • Softens with each washing, without fiber degradation
  • Breathable
  • Washable or dry cleanable
  • Wrinkles easily/poor resiliency
  • Poor drapeability
  • Not as soft as other fibers

Characteristics of wool:

  • Comfortable
  • Luxurious, soft hand
  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Good insulator
  • Washable
  • Wrinkle-resistant
  • Absorbent
  • Easy to dye

You are purchasing 4 ounces of this natural black blend which is thoroughly carded and ready for spinning or felting. 

Pictured, for your reference, is a bobbin of handspun 'primitive' hemp/wool blend and a picture of the fibers uncarded

Who grows your yarn? Thank you for looking.

Price: $25.00
Weight: 4 oz