Superb quality natural shade wool tops from the unique flock of Haunui New Zealand Halfbred sheep in South Canterbury, NZ.
This is a sample pack exclusive to BarberBlackSheep of eight carefully selected shades of combed top in 20g nests of fibre - 160g approx in total.
This lustrous wool is in the range of 26/27 micron count and has a soft hand which should be suitable for most to wear next to the skin.
Haunui Wools NZ Halfbred tops are the result of many years selective breeding for fine quality, versatile spinning fibre. Available in a wide range of natural shades that work well together or with dyed fibres. You can really experience the best of both worlds - soft and bouncy from it's merino heritage but retaining the lustre and strength from it's long wool genes.
This sample pack showcases the 8 shades currently in stock at BarberBlackSheep - a range of browns, oatmeals, warm greys and black. You will receive approx 20g of each shade totalling 160g approx.
This is a wool that lends itself to many different spinning purposes. It's a light, lofty, bouncy wool that spins like a dream from the prepared top and you can spin it fine for lace or create bulky but lightweight yarns for warm sweater knitting. It blends beautifully with other fibres and the base colours give a rich depth to over dyeing.
Create your own natural shade gradients, experiment with knitted colour work, blend with other fibres, dyed or natural into carded batts and rolags, play with punis on a blending board.
You could also use these gorgeous natural shades for beautiful needle felted items/animal sculptures or for wet felting. So many different choices!
Wash finished items/yarns carefully in tepid water with an appropriate detergent for delicate fibres/wool - this fibre will felt.