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Sea Urchin Superwash Merino/Cashmere/Nylon

Sea Urchin Superwash Merino/Cashmere/Nylon

Regular price $34.23 Sale

I have a vague memory of traveling to the coast with my family to visit an older cousin who dove for sea urchins! He had all the diving gear and we waited on the rocky shore for him to pop up with his finds. Spiky little creatures! Spin this into some luxuriously soft yarn. No spikes included.

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

An 80/10/10 blend of superwash Merino, cashmere, and nylon.  Merino and cashmere make this a lusciously soft fiber. Merino is a fine wool great for next to the skin garments. It has a lot of crimp, which means elasticity in a handspun yarn. Merino typically has a staple length of 2-3 inches, making it more difficult to spin for beginners. Cashmere, also a very fine fiber, is known for its softness, lightness, and warmth. Nylon adds strength and since this is a superwash fiber, you can wash it in a machine with out it felting or shrinking.

Not ideal for wet felting or needle felting projects.