Homegrown Ryeland Sliver - White, 50g
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.
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 sliver is a natural creamy white colour, from the white Ryeland ewes in our flock. We only have very limited stocks of this available, so it's put up in 50g lots. A little of this would make the perfect accent yarn for a knitted colourwork project.