Rick's Red - carded wool blend - dyed and carded wool for hand spinning


This wool blend is created from gently sheared BFL and Border Leicester sheep which is hand blended with Alpaca, firestar and a touch o' mohair. After hand blending, the mix of fibers is carded on our 3 ton industrial carding mill into this bright rainbow of rich reds, mysterious darks, glorious orange and flashy yellows - the magic colors created when the sun is low on the horizon. The wool we raise here at Dakota Carding & Wool is long, healthy and hand sheared from our pasture raised animals. We then wash, dye and card the fibers to produce a quality spinning wool. The staple length of this 2023 shearing of BFL fleece averages about 4 inches long with luster, fine strength and drape.

The base colors of the 'Rick's Red' colorway consist of multi-red tones with flashes of bright color contrast and mysterious darks as accents.

Pure and simple washing, dyeing and carding of the fibers gives you an easy to draft, open preparation great for spinning a woolen or semi-worsted style yarn. Spinners familiar with commercial combed top, which requires significant predrafting, will likely find this carded preparation easy to spin right from the bag with little or no prep.  This fully carded wool color blend can also be recarded with other exotics and/or pulled through a diz to create a fascimile of roving.

Please remember that colors may appear different on your monitor than in real life. Every effort has been made to convey the colors in my photos as the fiber blend appears to me in person. Photos are taken in natural daylight without any color effects. I card many pounds of this fiber blend colorway some variation between batches will exist, similar to dye lots in yarn.

A four ounce bag will spin into +200 yds. of a 2 ply worsted weight yarn, although a 2 ply lace weight +300 yard skein is possible.

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Price: $24.00
Weight: 4 oz