One of the classic fibres for handspinners. Shetland wools have always been appreciated for their durability combined with a nice handle. This is a natural shade of grey showing a slight hint of brown undertones in the current combing that we have on sale. There is always slight variations from each combed lot of fleeces and this one is particularly interesting.
For needle felters of animals this is a good shade of grey possibly useful as a squirrel type shade.
Also good for wet felting
Origin: Shetland Islands
Wool Type: Very soft and silky
Micron Range: 30-31 Staple Length: 5-10cm
Main Uses: Used pure by the Shetland Islanders for unique and exclusive garments and accessories, including traditional Fair Isle knitwear and fine shawls; also used in blends to improve the handle and appearance of yarns for clothing.
Other Facts: Its wool comes in a wide variety of shades, 11 main whole colours are recognised. We stock White, Light Grey, Grey , Moorit (brown) and Black.