FIRST LEAVES OF SPRING Hand-Dyed Top - Shetland Wool/Tussah Silk

Regular price $19.00

First Leaves of Spring was inspired by the tender little leaves in all the shades of green that appear at this time of year.


I dyed it on a lovely top made of 70% Shetland wool and 30% Tussah silk. Like Polwarth and BFL, it's a great fiber for newer spinners. Shetland is a fairly rare breed. It has great luster and strength, and while most people would still consider it next-to-skin soft, it's a little less soft than most of my other wool. Shetland ranges from 28 to 33 microns, and I would give an educated guess that this top is in the range of 28-30. The addition of the Tussah silk gives it some added softness.

It's great for spinning and for felting too.

If you would like a spindle to go with your hand-dyed top, you can find one in the Tools and Equipment section of my shop.

FIBER FACTS

Name:  First Leaves of Spring
Weight: 4 ounces
Contents: 70% Shetland Wool / 30% Tussah Silk
Style: Repeating colorway
Uses: Spinning and Felting

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