Hickory - Dakota blend, 4 oz. - multi-Fiber Blend for hand spinning, felting, wool crafts
Hickory is a dreamy soft, carded wool blend of fibers and colors that evoke an autumn setting in golds, browns and rusty orange.
This blend is made up of soft, lofty, BFL lambswool, Shetland wool and Rambouillet X wool, all washed with biodegradable soap, dyed with professional protein fiber dyes and carded without chemicals or oils and ready for you to spin. Silk Noil and firestar are carded in for extra texture and shine!
Dakota blends are created by feeding washed wool(and other fibers) into a carding mill that opens up the locks, removes vegetable matter and passes it through several carding rollers that card the fibers but does not align the fibers parallel as in combed top. Spinners accustomed to commercial combed top, which can be dense and require significant predrafting, will likely find this carded preparation easy to spin. The wool you spin directly from this cloud will make a beautiful woolen yarn the same as is spun from wool roving or batts.
Pure and simple washing, dyeing and carding of the fibers gives you an easy to draft, airy preparation great for spinning a woolen or semi-worsted style yarn. Spinners used to commercial combed top, which can be dense and require significant predrafting, will likely find this carded preparation easier to spin. The fibers are minimally processed to help retain their unique characteristics.
This carded cloud is ready to ship as a 4 ounce quantity. Limited larger amounts are available, please contact me for availability.
All of the 4 legged animal fibers in this blend are currently still growing in the United States.
Wool: a totally renewable resource.