This lambswool combed top provides a unique spinning experience. We kept the wool of the yearling lambs separate and had this combed top made up from it. Because it is exclusively lambswool and because each fiber has only one cut end, it is much softer than our run of the mill roving.
Combed top will allow you to spin a worsted yarn as opposed to a woolen yarn. For more about worsted vs. woolen, see http://joyofhandspinning.com/handspinning-woollen-and-worsted-yarn/
Whether you work with a wheel or a drop spindle, you'll enjoy this fiber fresh from our farm. It's from the wool of our Polypay sheep, processed at a Michigan woolen mill. The fiber we used is exclusively from our lambs' first shearing, and is extra soft because of this. The staple length is about 4". You will receive 1 pound of combed top.
Polypay was the featured breed in the Winter 2010 Spin-Off magazine.
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Items paid for through paypal or by credit card are mailed (USPS First Class or Priority) within 48 hours of purchase (M-F only). Paypal echecks must clear before shipping.
We are willing to ship to Canada (and perhaps other places, as well). Socks can now be shipped First Class International to Australia and the UK. Please convo me with any other item and/or destination, and I will by happy to obtain information on shipping costs from the post office. Remember, the buyer is always responsible for custom, taxes and duty in their own country. We are not responsible for packages lost in the mail and will not replace them, so please keep this in mind when ordering.
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Paypal and credit card are accepted as payment. Local buyers may convo me about alternate forms of payment (like cash or personal checks) and local pickup. The shipment of any purchase that does not include immediate payment (such as echecks) will wait until I have actually received the money.
Returns & exchanges
If you're not pleased, please contact us within 3 days of receiving your item and we'll try to make it right. In the event that both of us agree that the only satisfactory resolution is the return of the item, you must be prepared to pay for shipping the item back to us. Your purchase price (not including original shipping charges) will be refunded if we receive the item in new condition within 7 days of our agreement.
Our sock sizes are based on US shoe sizes. So if you wear a size 9 shoe, look for socks that have a size 9 in the range.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or special requests. While we can't make everyone's dream come true, there's no harm in asking. We do not do custom socks from your yarn--we've got plenty of our own to work with.
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