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The Gathering Polwarth/Silk DTO

The Gathering Polwarth/Silk DTO

Regular price $32.00 Sale

Every other November, I gather with other spinners and fiber folks of the Northeast Handspinners Association.  It's a weekend of classes and camaraderie.  I dyed this colorway special for the 2018 Gathering.

Dyed to order in 4 ounce quantities.

*Please note that as these fibers are hand-dyed, colors may vary slightly from batch to batch. 

An 80/20 blend of organic 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.