Cardinals - carded wool blend - dyed and carded wool for hand spinning


This wool blend is created from gently sheared BFL, Border Leicester and Cormo sheep which is hand blended with Kid Mohair, Alpaca and Silk Noil and/or firestar. 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 2021 shearing of BFL fleece averages about 4 inches long with luster, fine strength and drape.

The base colors of the 'Cardinal' 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.

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: $23.00
Weight: 4 oz