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New Era, MI

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Gray Shetland Combed Top. 8 oz. AR00013BSF.

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Gray Shetland Combed Top. 8 oz. AR00013BSF.
Gray Shetland Combed Top. 8 oz. AR00013BSF.

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Gray Shetland Combed Top.  8 oz.  AR00013BSF.

Shetland Wool came originally from the Shetland Islands. Shetland Sheep are now found in many different countries and places. 

Gray Shetland Combed Tops are Certified Wool from the Shetland Islands. This wool comes from 700 individual crofters (small farms) that pool their wool clip together.  The wool is shipped to the mill to be sorted, scoured and processed. This small scale wool production has been in business for hundreds of years.

Shetland Sheep many times have a double coat with a coarse outer coat. This top has the outer coat removed. 

  • 24-29 micron count
  • 3 inch staple length
  • Certified Wool from the Shetland Islands
  • Natural gray color
  • Primitive breed
  • 8 oz
  • Suitable for over dyeing
  • Suitable for felting
  • Suitable for blending into art batts
  • Combed Top

The spinning of this fiber is comparatively smooth and easy.  Shetland is known to combine light weight with unusual durability for it range of fineness. This top is in a natural gray color that can be used for spinning.  It can also be over dyed to get a rich depth of color that is different than dyeing a white wool.  It will wet felt nicely.  It can also be used in Needle Felting and Tapestry Work.  It would be a lovely fiber to blend into your wild and crazy art batts.

Additional Information

Yarn Weight N/A
Fiber Choices Wool: Shetland
Color Family Gray, Natural/Undyed
Color Attributes Natural/Undyed