SUNSHINE. 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.
20% Shetland 20% BFL 40% Bamboo 20% Nylon
About this colour way: This blended colour just reminds me of sunshine. It’s so bright and cheerful with a 40% of Bamboo it’s shiny too! Bright yellow and lemon yellow mix with a beautiful orange and slivers of white nylon. Depending on how you spin this, you could get nice pockets of orange and white in between the yellows or more of an overall citrus ‘Sunny D’ shade when they blend together. Also because the Nylon is trilobal, it really catches the light and shines bright!
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!