Hand Dyed Ryeland Wool Sliver - 'Blackbird's Wing'


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100 grams (3.5oz) of our homegrown Ryeland wool sliver.  The wool in this was grown by our own Ryeland sheep, and processed in England by the Halifax Spinning Mill.  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.  Ryeland wool makes a super bouncy yarn with great elasticity and little tendency to felt.  The colours in this particular braid were dyed over a natural grey shade of Ryeland wool, resulting in a complex heathery colourway.    

You may 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.