Falkland Merino (100,s) 18.5 micron.
This particular fine white 18.5 micron merino from the Falklands is hard to beat. 18.5 micron merino is normally good stuff but this is even better
Falkland is always whiter than other wools with a good handle. Whilst not organic certified it is not subject to the same use of insecticides on the Falklands as very little if any is used. Always non mulesed as they dont have the fly problems of other countries.
This fine white Merino is suitable for hand spinning, felting and dying. It can also be blended or carded with other fine fibres.
This is a very soft merino, giving a super-soft handle, making it ideal for those who may find standard grade wools a little "itchy" or for more sensitive skin.
It is a fraction coarser than cashmere but a lot cheaper if you are looking for a fine handle.
Due to it's very fine quality this wool will felt very easily, though the trade off is that it is not very hard-wearing so not suitable for any project that will will suffer abrasion . We suggest it's kept for adding those final flourishes on felted work.