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Ashford Merino Top, Natural - 1lb

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454g (1 lb)

22 Micron. Staple length: 6.5 to 10.5 cm.

Merino wool is very soft with a closely spaced crimp. You can spin a fine woolen yarn using the long draw or a worsted yarn using a short draw. Merino is ideal for super fine knitting, crochet and lacework.

Ashford Merino sliver is a 100% New Zealand product with wool from pasture-fed sheep from high country sheep stations. The farmers take great pride in the quality of their wool and the high standard of animal husbandry; the sheep are well cared for and are not mulesed. After the sheep are shorn, on the farm, the wool is carefully skirted and checked. Only wool that is sound, clean with good fibre length, bulk and colour is selected. It is sent to a boutique New Zealand mill to be dyed, carded and combed. It is scoured (washed) using an environmentally-friendly, biodegradable detergent. The fibre is then gently opened and conditioned. Carding machines align the fibres and remove any foreign matter. It is then gilled and combed.

Sliver may contain some vegetable matter.

Price is per 454g (1 lb).


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