All In the Golden Afternoon Polwarth/Silk
My favorite song from Alice in Wonderland...
You can learn a lot of things from the flowers
For especially in the month of June
There's a wealth of happiness and romance
All in the golden afternoon.
*Please note that as these fibers are hand-dyed, colors may vary slightly from batch to batch.
An 85/15 blend of Polwarth wool and silk.
Named for a county in southwestern Australia, the Polwarth breed was developed by crossing Merino rams with Merino/Lincoln ewes. This is a fine-wool with a micron count between 23-25 and a staple length of 4-6 inches. This isn't necessarily a "beginner" fiber for spinning; however, it is a great introduction to fine wools as it has a generous staple length. Silk adds a bit of shine and strength. Given the fineness of the wool, this would wet felt well, too.