Color: undyed, natural
Staple length: varied, approx. 6-9cm
Fibre diameter: approx. 25-30 microns
Delivery: 100g of hand-weighed, rewound, and labeled combed top If you are interested in a quantity larger than 9kg, please contact us for customized shipping arrangements.
Combed top of Slovak Breed Wool Mix:
This mix came together very organically - during shearing time, we collected different types of breedspecific local wool. Therefore, we decided to test what would happen if we combined some of it :-) We mixed finer wool with stronger wool to create a durable yarn and blended white with dark to achieve a beautiful, unique melange.
Percentage breakdown of individual animal fibers:
32% Suffolk/Valachian - a resilient and strong component of the roving, ensuring the yarn and knitted items last longer
22% Charollais - fine, shorter, lofty wool that adds elasticity to the yarn
17% Dark brown Ouessant - medium fineness, providing the roving with a lovely melange color without the use of dyes
16% Merino/Valachian - a blend of the finest and strongest wool, resulting in nothing less than a happy medium :-D
10% Suffolk - elastic but strong wool, adding durability to the products
3% Cinnamon brown Alpaca - Alpaca is animal fiber different than wool, but it has many similar properties and adds silky softness
Since it is still more common to obtain industrially processed combed top or roving from abroad, we sought a way to bring back Slovak sheep wool to the market in this form, as well, so that spinners and felters can enjoy our local wool.
If you are looking for wool for felting, this combed top will do it quite well, thanks to the inclusion of finer Merino and Charollais.
You can read more about Ouessant breedspecific wool HERE.