This is ~4 oz. of Combed Top): 85% Polwarth with 15% Tussah Silk. Polwarth is a fine wool with relatively long fiber length. In this preparation, it is blended with Tussah Silk. The blend has a lovely sheen and next-to-the skin softnes. This luxury blend is a pleasure to spin!
Combed Top is a delightful preparation to spin. It is created by passing fibers through combs, aligning the fibers and removing all short fibers, second cuts, and vegetable matter. The result is a smooth even preparation that results in an even yarn. No slubs, nubs, neps, or other sort of lump in this fiber!
I carefully hand-dyed this top to maintain its evenness and softness and to prevent any felting. As with any dyed unspun fiber preparation, the fibers are compacted in the preparation and dyeing process. Gently open the top before you spin.
Wild Rose Colorway - After a long cold snowy winter here in western Montana (2017), I yearned for a bright, warm, cheerful colorway. I knew this rose that my husband photographed on a hike late last spring to the Lewis and Clark Pass would be perfect. Wild roses like this one are common in moist areas like the small stream we followed through alpine meadows on our way to the pass. Photographs by Charles Janson. For more info about the colorways, please visit http://www.ravenridgefiber.com/.
My yarns and fibers are hand painted in small batches. Minor variations between and within dyelots are part of their charm. The images show a typical representative of this colorway. Please see my website for the images that inspired this colorway: http://www.ravenridgefiber.com/.
On my screen, the colors in the image closely match the colors in the fiber, but your screen may be different.
Wash yarn and garments made from the fiber in cold water with a splash of vinegar.
My standard shipping method is USPS First Class or Priority, depending on package size. If you want something faster, please contact me and I will work out the cost. We will notify you once the item is shipped.
For orders of more than 3 items, the amount you are charged for shipping will be significantly higher than the actual cost. I will refund the difference.
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Returns & exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return in its original condition for a full refund (excluding postage) within 10 days of receipt. Please email me if you plan to return an item. Purchases made by redeeming a Gift Certificate may be returned for shop credit.