Homegrown Ryeland Sliver - 100g Colourwork Set
Want to try all four of our Ryeland wool colours? This is a colourwork set, containing 25g each of the four colours we have available: white, pale grey, mid grey and dark grey, giving you a total of 100g of wool fibre.
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 Ryeland wool to Halifax Mill for processing into sliver for spinning. They've done a wonderful job on it, the fibre is beautifully carded, nep-free and full of its natural Ryeland bounce.
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.