FORBIDDEN FOREST. British Bamboo Nylon Blended Fibre Tops/Braid 100g
Sold by the 100g and prepared in braids to keep the fibres tidy. (If you’ve never used a braid before, you simply pull one end and it unravels and turns back into tops ready for spinning!)
Blended Fibre: Looking for something a little funky, or looking to combine the best qualities of several different types of fibre? You're in the right place! When we say 'Blends' we mean that colours or fibre types have been carded (or blended or mixed) together to create stunning combinations. Some of the blending we do by hand (like rolags and batts), others (like tops) are done at a UK mill.
60% Shetland - % BFL 20% Bamboo 20% Nylon
About this colour way: The forest is dangerous and dark and full of brambles to get your robes caught on, which is why I opted for Shetland (still nice and soft) instead of the lux of the BFL. Such a nice mix of deep greens and blues with a hint of olive. This reminds me of the forest at night, with just a glint of the starlight shining through the thick trees.
Spinning tip: Shetland is a classic British fibre from up north. BFL is the softest of all British breeds. Bamboo is super strong and super silky, not to mention eco-friendly. Nylon is a necessary evil when making sock yarn and avoiding accidental felting when washing. (Bonus, nylon makes the whole blend have a pretty shine to it.) We avoid using Superwash because of the harmful process to the environment. Suitable for felting too, just make sure you don’t go too easy on these fibres!