50% ALPACA! Super soft and EASY to spin or felt! NOTE: All the fiber is grown by small US wool farms, and dyed and processed in our little woolmill, right here in the USA! Please help our U.S. economy to grow by supporting all of us.
BONFIRE swirls several "hot" colors that swirl around each other in a tangled dance.. It produces a lovely heathered yarn when spun, and felted pieces will have a glowing tone. BONFIRE could be worn to work, and then used for the weekend as well.
BONFIRE is perfect for spinning, needle, or wet felting too!
BONFIRE will work well with your other outfits as well. Team BONFIRE with black, gray, tan, beige, khaki, jeans, red, or navy. It will have a powerful look with a work outfit, and is just great for casual wear.
BONFIRE is absolutely a dream to spin or felt. works up easily because of the small amount of long wool fiber I put into my blends. And BONFIRE will still stay soft and luxurious, due to the alpaca and short-fiber wool. BONFIRE a great roving for beginners, and expert fiber enthusiasts will find it fun to work with. And felters, you will get a luxurious, soft, but firm felt when completed. It needle felts nicely as well!
BONFIRE is a blend of 50% Alpaca (for super-softness!), 30% long, wavy, BFL wool, and 20% short, crimpy Corriedale Lambs' wool (for softness and loft). If you aren't familiar about the wools that I use, let me tell you about them:
Blue-Face Leister:-Of the three types of Leicesters, the Bluefaced produces the finest fleece, with a micron count of 24-28 microns. It was develop in England in the early 1900’s by breeding English Leisters with soft, short-wool breeds form the English highlands. The wool of a BFL is classified as a longwool breed because of the way their locks of wool are formed. The locks hang in beautiful ringlets of 3-6” long, Its fleece is in high demand from handspinners and fiber artists because of its “next to the skin” softness and lustrous shine. These qualities produce a yarn that has excellent drape.
Corriedale:-Originated in New Zealand about 1900 from a cross between a merino and a Lincoln longwool. It was brought to the US in 1914 by the Dept. of Agriculture, and has since become the 2nd most numerous breed worldwide. Their wool is fine and crimpy, like that of merino, but long and sturdy like that of Lincoln.
Alpaca tends to be rather hard to spin, lacks "memory", and wears through, but when it's combined with wool it retains it's softness, becomes much easier to spin, won't stretch out, and won't wear out as fast.
I can see BONFIRE knitted into a cowl. Or felters, how about making a pair of fingerless mitts from BONFIRE?
This wonderful roving is processed in our own little woolmill “from scratch”. Our roving is NOT made from commercial mills and then just hand-dyed. Oh no! This is truly HANDMADE, from fleece to roving! We wash, hand- dye, pick, and card right here on our farm, using our own machinery, so you can be sure of high quality! We support local, small shepherds in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. We skirt each and every fleece by ourselves, ensuring the best quality fiber that we can find. No harsh chemicals are used when scouring either--- just biodegradable cleaners that we don't mind going into our ground water. After all--this farm is where we live too!
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PAYMENT: Payment is taken through paypal. We will refund any extra $$ received through paypal if your payment is over what we need to cover the shipping cost. We will send you an invoice if further shipping $$ is needed. We will wait for that $$ to be sent before shipping your package.
SHIPPING: Your item will be shipped within 1-4 days from the time of payment (sometimes we're away at fiber shows, so can't get to the PO right away), via first class mail with tracking confirmation. We will be happy to combine shipping for purchases made in a 7-day time period. Just let us know when you're finished shopping, and we'll send you a correct invoice.
Thanks for looking, and happy shopping! :) Jehovah Jireh Farm and Woolmill