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Sea Smoke Southdown/Shetland/Silk

Regular price $30.82 Sale

When cold air moves over warmer waters, wisps of smoke swirl up from the surface of the sea, creating dreamlike seascapes for boats to sail through. 

*Please note that these are hand-dyed in small batches and colors may vary slightly from braid to braid.

This fiber blend is a PortFiber exclusive - a special blend of our own making!  60% British Southdown, 20% British Shetland, and 20% tussah silk makes for a great spin for socks, mittens, hats, and everyday sweaters.  Southdown is the breed from which all other down breeds were developed.  It brings softness and bounce to this blend. The natural brown Shetland adds a variegated look.  Neither of these wools has a ton of luster, which is where the silk comes in!  Expect a staple length of 2-4 inches and a micron count between 28 and 31.  This fiber is not ideal for wet felting.