Caribbean Blue - Opalescence, 4 oz carded fiber blend, BFL wool, mohair, firestar
Deep-sea-turquoise blue with dark greens, flashes of neon yellow, silk noile and a little glitz make this blend a stunning catch!
You are purchasing a 4 ounce cloud of fiber that is easy to spin and creates a fantastic, colorful handspun yarn.
This blend of vibrantly dyed fibers is designed especially for creativity in spinning and felting projects. 100% made in the USA from homegrown, hand washed, dyed, blended and fully carded Bluefaced Leicester, Border Leicester wool and mohair. This blend has firestar added for extra sparkle.
Spinners accustomed to commercial combed top, which can be dense and require significant predrafting, will likely find this carded preparation easy to spin. Opalescence is made 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/comb the fibers but does not align the fibers parallel as in combed top. The wool you spin directly from this cloud will make a beautiful woolen yarn the same as is spun from wool roving or batts.
The animals whose fibers are in this blend were raised by shepherd's dedicated to the fiber arts and to their fiber animals. At Dakota Carding & Wool we pasture raise our sheep and goats and maintain a non medicated, healthy environment for our four-legged friends!
All of the fibers have been carefully sheared, washed, dyed and carded using ecologically safe soaps and dyes.
To see more color blends created by biotayarns go to www.dakotacardingandwool.com
Handwashable - Locally created.