Combing is a slightly different way of preparing fibers for spinning than carding. During the combing process the shorter fibers, noils, second cuts etc. are removed, leaving the remaining long fibers ready to spin. This is called a wool top and when spun make an even yarn, that will pill less, can withstand lots of wear and has a great stitch definition.
Silky and soft, these long wool fibers of the Blue Faced Leicester wool top are a joy to spin. Choose from natural white, black or mixed shades. Mixed BFL is a 75/25 blend of the natural white and natural black Blue Face Leicester and the colors are slightly blended. This wool top is also a favorite among dyers who use this shading when to their advantage. Blue Face Leicester is a favorite for spinners that appreciate the nice feel of this sliver and the subtle sheen.
Super soft Merino wool top at a great price! This fine Merino top from Great Britain will satisfy your craving for buttery soft wool fibers. It is rated as a 22 micron merino wool (merino 64), meaning that it is has fine fibers. Spin or felt it just the way you like it, or dye it in your favorite shades with our Jacquard Acid Dyes. Will make a soft multi purpose yarn. Value Priced!
Corriedale Cross Wool
at a great price! Yes!!
Corriedale Cross is a medium grade wool sliver ideal for spinning,
felting or dyeing. Just right for next to the skin garments, sweaters,
socks, scarves. This Wool Top is Value Priced to save you
Naturally colored Shetland wool top in five yummy colors. Soft and lofty, this wool fiber has a lot of loft and will spin up soft and fluffy. The light brown color is also often referred to a Moorit, and this shade is difficult to find in a natural wool fiber. These tops are certified wool from the windswept Shetland Islands and are the real deal. This wool comes from 700 individual crofters (small farms) that pool their wool clip together and ship to the mill to be sorted, scoured and processed. This small scale wool production has been in business for hundreds of years.
Ecru Fawn Moorit Grey Black/Brown
Welsh Mountain sheep are considered an endangered sheep breed and their wool is rare.
Welsh Mountain wool fiber is a coarse fiber that is great for rugs and tapestries. Easy to spin, medium to coarse fiber staple length. The dark brown is very dark, almost black with some white kemp fibers. The Welsh Mountain wool top in white has a few light grey/oatmeal colored fibers in it. 8oz $14.95
Targhee wool comes from one of Americas youngest sheep breeds. Developed in 1926 from crosses of Rambouillet, Columbia and Corriedale, the fibers of the Targhee wool top are very white in color ( I know it does not look like it in the image, sorry) and will take dye easily. The wool has a lot of loft and is easy to spin and draft. Nice white coloration. 23 microns.
Our Gotland wool top comes from the Swedish island of Gotland and is know for its natural color and the fact that is is easy to felt. Lustrous, beautiful charcoal wool top.
The breed was first established on the Swedish island of Gotland by the Vikings with Karakul and Romanov sheep brought back from expeditions deep into Russia and crossed with the native landrace sheep. This is a dual purpose sheep for meat and wool production. Wool is 35 microns, 6 ½ inch staple length
This Masham wool top in a beautiful oatmeal color with a hint of grey. It is classified as a longwool and has a bit of lustre. The Masham sheep is produced by crossing a Teeswater or Wensleydale and Swaledale or Dalesbred. This wool over dyes beautifully and is a great choice for rugs or projects that need a more robust wool. The micron count is between 31-36.
Cheviot wool top is a beautiful natural white color. The micron count is between 27-33. Cheviot is a main British wool breed. The wool top is open without being slippery making it an excellent wool for beginner spinners. The wool practically spins itself. The yarn produced from Cheviot wool is a pleasure to knit, crochet and weave with and a great value.
A dream to spin! Natural Cream Merino-Silk top is the perfect treat! Soft merino blended with shimmery tussah silk. Watch the fibers glide through your hands! Nice drape! 80% 22 micron merino, 20% tussah silk. Great Britain.
Swalesdale his is considered a rare wool top. Naturally colored, a very light grey/cream wool fiber with interesting white kemp fibers, that is great for bags, slippers, woven rugs and everything that needs to withstand heavy wear. This will also can be spun into a perfect yarn for Navaho rug weaving.