Beautiful Tasmanian English Leicester wool top roving hand dyed grey orange mix.
- 100 grams
- Hand dyed in Tasmania
- 32-38 micron
- Grown in Tasmania
- Processed in Victoria
- Strictly limited colours and quantities.
Suitable for spinning, spin a lovely fine single and navajo ply it to keep the colours together more. good for adding surface texture to wet felting.
Suitable for weaving or spin a thicker yarn and use the yarn for weaving.
Whilst not as soft as Merino, if spun woollen style it will make lovely and durable sweaters, cardigans, vest etc. It is ideal for Aran style knitting with cables and twists accentuated by the lovely lustre for which English Leicester fibre is renown. If spun semi worsted and finely, it will suit lace-weight shawls and wraps.
English Leicester sheep have been farmed in Tasmania since the mid 1820's.
These special hand dyed combed wool tops are 100% Tasmanian Heritage English Leicester grown by non-mulesed, Rare Breed sheep from ASSBA flock No. 395 from Wanstead Park Campbell Town, in the Northern Midlands of Tasmania Australia. Scoured and combed in Victoria, the result is an elegant and lustrous fibre of long staple length suited to hand spinning and felting.
Hand wash finished items.
These wool tops are strictly limited and will not be replaced or repeated.