French Merino D'Arles

A chocolate brown/chestnut shade 23 micron merino 

A very special wool as not muchof it is produced


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Produced in the Provence region of France were we normally think of lavendar and sunflowers. But add to that merino sheep.

These tops are made from carefully farm sorted and graded fleeces. Our supplier travels to the farms to personally sort the wool before sending it off for scouring and combing ensuring the very best of quality. This selection results in just a few hundred going off to be processed for us.
The wool is a high bulk 23 micron giving it characteristics different to ordinary merino. When spun it will give a nice bulky yarn. For feltmaking the 23 micron is a good felting wool with an interesting colour.

Many of the sheep from the smaller flocks are taken by sheperds in the hot summer months on a 5 day walk into the mountains, transhumance, an old traditional practice. The Sheperds then stay with them, A very old traditional way of caring for the flocks. A very well cared for type of wool.

For those who look at the airmiles that merino normally travels this French alternative is the shortest distance that any of our merino travels.