Our extra-fine merino wool tops are perfect for both needle and wet felting, spinning, hand weaving, arm, and giant knitting.
Extra fine merino (about 19 microns) wool tops (combed sliver).
Tops weight: about 23 g/m - 0.81 oz/yd
Tops length: about 4 m - 4 yd per 100 g - 3.5 oz
The quantities inside our packs will be sent as 50g pieces. If you order more than 50g, we will still send it as a one-piece.
As you will see, many of the aspects that I will discuss apply not only to combed wool but also to all other fibers available on the market (cashmere, silk, camel, yak). First of all, combed wool is also called tops, which is the technical term to indicate the long, thick ribbons of fiber with no twisting. Please note that they must not be mistaken with yarns, which need to be spun first and then plied. Tops are ribbons made of parallel fibers.
Contrary to what may happen when working with carded wool, understanding which way the fibers run inside the combed ribbon is very easy because combed wool runs in one way only. So, it won’t be hard to figure out how to lay it out. Combed wool is perfect for light, uniform layouts. It may require more time than carded wool but it gives you more control.
And lastly: less is more, a clean design is better. It may seem kind of banal, but it always works!
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