Merino is one of the oldest documented sheep breeds, originating in North Africa. The fiber is extremely fine, with a distinct crimp. The small diameter of the fiber (64's or 21 micron) means that it is very soft, and is often used for garments worn next to the skin, like hats, scarves, and other items. The staple length is 2 1/2 - 4 inches. This fiber is top, so the fibers are generally parallel to one another.
Merino is the gold standard for felting. It felts quickly and easily, forming a tight, smooth felt. Expect felt projects to shrink 30% to 50%, depending on the thickness. It is also excellent for nuno felting and for blending with other fibers that do not felt readily by themselves.
This wool can be dyed using Washfast dyes.
Order by weight in pounds, with a minimum of 1/2 pound. To order 1/2 pound, enter ".5" for the quantity.
This fiber is eligible for quantity discounts!
- 10% at $125
- 15% at $225
- 20% at $325
Discounts are based on the total value of the order. Non-fiber items (tools, books, DVDs, etc.) can contribute to the total but do not themselves receive a discount.