This hand-dyed top was inspired by one of Monet's Water Lilies paintings. There are about 12 different colors in these, but the main ones include several shades of blue and green along with chartreuse and a bit of violet.
I dyed it on a lovely fiber blend 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. You can see a closeup of the silk in the second photo.
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.
Name: Monet's Water Lilies
Weight: 4 ounces
Contents: 70% Shetland Wool / 30% Tussah Silk
Style: Repeating colorway
Uses: Spinning and Felting
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