VINTAGE TURQ. British & Bamboo 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.
14% Shetland 43% BFL 43% Bamboo
About this colour way: Inspired by film photos from the 70’s. You know those colourful pyrex bowls with graphic patterns on them, this turquoise blue reminds me of a popular colour used in the 60’s and 70’s. There’s a high content of Bamboo in this blend, which lends itself to the sleek qualities of those mixing bowls. It’s super soft too, with all that BFL, making this blend really nice to work with. There’s hints of royal blue and forest green as well as cornflower blue and grey mixed with the bright turquoise. Blended to make a smooth colour, you can still see pops of the individual colours which helps create a more dynamic fibre than a flat dyed turquoise. Excellent if you’re looking for a semi-solid. These blends look like one colour from a distance, but when you get up close, you start to notice all the variations. Totally magical.
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. We avoid using Superwash because of the harmful process to the environment. Suitable for felting too, just remember that Bamboo takes needle felting much better than wet felting. Oh! Because of the high Bamboo to wool ratio, I recommend wearing an apron while you spin and Bamboo fibre sticks to everything before it’s spun!