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Merino Fibers     

The fine-wooled MERINO was derived from 'man's' first efforts to improve the fiber of his flock.  While several cultures have influenced today's MERINO, it was the Spanish who first exploited the potential of the fine wool industry.  From the fourteenth through the early nineteenth centuries, the Spanish closely controlled this valuable, "golden fleece " resource, keeping the micron count below 24. 

After a great success in early America, large scale production of MERINO fiber emigrated to Australia, South Africa and Russia.  Today, again, the American and Delaine-Merino Record Association is experiencing a robust growth in flock numbers.  Today's merino fibers are usually below 22 microns.

The merino roving choices shown here are the cleanest carded roving available which was then combed into fine aligned top for spinning into yarn.   It is grown in either South America or South Africa and processed in England.

Super 150's      Multi -colored       Solids       

Super 150's Merino combed roving Top

  • 15.5 - 17 microns -- The best! 
  • A long staple combined with the equivalent softness of cashmere.
  • natural white

$7.25/ ounce

$110.00/ pound


 

Multi-colored combed fiber roving Top  

Grown in either South America or South Africa and processed in England, this superfine Merino multi-colored blend is professionally dyed, cleaned and pulled through combs to make a soft continuous top of colors. Ships within 2 days - 2 weeks of cleared payment, depending upon availability.

Lovely to hold, it spins beautifully and felts well. Imagine this roving running through your hands and seeing the colors blend and change.  Spun normally these multi's will make a lovely heathered color.  To keep the color bands more separate try spinning from the fold.

$12.00 / 4 ounces  

Choose your colorway

$46.00 / pound  
Choose your colorway
Colors:

 

We are not going to stock these fibers indefinitely.

If you want a pound or more we can order that for you.

sandstone merino

Sandstone - a glorious blend of burnt sienna, gold, plum, and garnet with a bit of black and blue-  a good earthly southwestern color . Think Zion National Park.  The current dye lot is more blended.

 

Mojave  - very red with orange, a touch of purple, gold and a bit of black -  Bright stuff! The latest shipment is more blended and not so bright - more a true deep red than an orange red.

muted version

 

Grape Harvest - well named - an intense mix of purple, plum and blue with streaks of golden raisin and a touch of turquoise.

 

Sage - This is a very alive blend. Olive greens with a tiny bit of darker green for depth but the streaks of white, yellow, red and aqua are stunning in contrast.


 

Fall Splendor - early fall foliage - many greens with red and gold

muted version

 

Cranberry - Just right for the season-- cranberry red, some true red plus a bit of blue for contrast and a touch of snow. 

 

 

 

English Garden - The colors are true blue and true green with some streaks of lavender, gold and black spinning up to a rich mallard shade. More recent dyelots have separated color bands.

Midnight - black, a streak of red, blue and  a little teal. Intense and saturated.

Foxglove - The colors are foxglove all abloom in the border - amethyst, plum, violet, off white and gold with a bit of showy green. Remember your summer garden while spinning this mix.

 

 

 

"Thank you. Spun up some of the English Garden over the weekend. I've never spun Merino before and am very pleased with the results. I spin tighter than your sample picture, but am thrilled with how it turned out. I think it's a great idea to have samples to compare with the fiber next to it. I probably wouldn't have tried it otherwise. Thanks again for your assistance. A real pleasure dealing with you." B-

Merino Solids - combed fibers Top    Not all of these are in stock.

See Colorways Below: New, New earth tones, Earth Tones, Blues, Greens, Red family
Ships within 2 -14 days of payment depending upon availability.

     New Merino Solid colors -

-Begonia, mint, -violet,

$9.10 for 4 ounces 

New colors
$34.40/pound
New colors

   New Merino Earth tones -

Yellow/gold, -burnt orange, olive, $9.10/ 4 oz 

New earth tones
$34.40/pound
New earth tones


   Merino Solid Earth Tones -

Gold, camel, bitter chocolate   $9.10/4oz 

earth tones
$34.40/ pound
earth tones
ships within 2 - 14 days of payment depending upon availability

    Merino Solid Blues -

-sky, -blue, -midnight $9.10/ 4oz 

solid blues
$34.40/ pound
solid blues
ships within 2 - 14 days of payment depending upon availability

    Merino Solid Greens -

teal, dusty green, garden ivy, -tartan, -pine,

$9.10/ 4 oz 

solid greens
$34.40/ pound
solid greens
ships within 2 -14 days of payment depending upon availability

    Merino Solid Red/Purple Family -

lilac, plum, purple, pink, cinnabar, red, maroon $9.10/ 4oz 

solid red/purples
$34.40/ pound
solid red/purples
ships within 2 - 14 days of payment depending upon availability

 
 
 

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