WITHERWINGS. 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.
25% Shetland 25% BFL 25% Bamboo 25% Nylon
About this colour way: Hippogriffs come in a variety of colours from chestnut to grey to black. This is inspired by the bronze of our little outlawed friend. Lots of different browns combine with the nylon to create an almost metallic look, that still somehow reminds me of feathers.
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!