Homegrown Shetland Sliver - 100g Colourwork Set (Grey)
Want to try a few of our Shetland wool colours? Shetland wool makes a lovely softly springy yarn. It felts readily, so would be ideal for both wet and needle felting as well as for hand spinning. Sliver is made from carded fibre, so this preparation is perfect for longdraw spinning, although it will spin up beautifully from a worsted draw too.
This is a colourwork set, containing 25g each of two colours, and 50g of the third, giving you a total of 100g of wool fibre. This is a grey pack, containing 50g grey fibre, and 25g each of our fawn and moorit (gingery brown) wools.
You'll find a little vegetable matter (VM) in these, as my sheep enjoy their winter hay and the mill washes the fleeces gently so VM isn't always stripped out. It drops out easily during spinning. Since the fibre's been gently washed, there's some residual lanoliin in the wool, which results in a smooth spinning experience, the lanolin's easy to wash out after spinning.
This year we sent most of our fleeces to Halifax Mill for processing into sliver for spinning. They've done a wonderful job on it, the fibre is beautifully carded and nep-free.