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Rich Reds - Super Fine Merino & Tussah Silk

Rich Reds - Super Fine Merino & Tussah Silk

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Combining super fine merino with 28% tussah silk makes this a real luxury fibre to spin. Mainly reds with a touch of rich purple and burnt orange. The additional of dyed tussah silk gives this fibre a gorgeous sheen

How I spun the sample: I spun the sample from the fold to preserve the colours then chain plied to give a rounded yarn, about aran weight. This listing is for the fibre, not the yarn sample but if you like your yarn ready to knit I've got you covered too

72% 18.5 micron super fine merino wool from non-mulesed flocks, staple length 75-80mm, complies to Oeko-Tex 100, EN71-3:2019 standards

28% Tussah silk dyed to Oeko-Tex 100 standards

Braids, Bundles & Buns

I package my combed top in Braids, Bundles and Buns, most of my fibre is available in all three sizes.

A Braid is a minimum of 100g of combed top and it is 'crocheted' into a braid. To use it just untuck the end and pull, it'll just unravel easily. If it doesn't then you're probably working from the wrong end, flip it and try again

A Bundle in a minimum of 50g of combed top. This will come wound into a bundle with the end tucked in. All you need do is locate the end and you're off

A Bun is a minimum of 25g combed top and its rolled into a cute little bun shape. you'll probably be able to find either end to work from

Sometimes you might find a mini bun in a selection box, those are a minimum of 10g

Are you looking for more?

Sometimes you might need more fibre than I have available, sometimes I can help with that...

As spinning is my relaxation time, I don't spin to order as such. However, I will blend rolags or ask the mill to blend more combed top for you. If I have, or can obtain, more fibre for a blend you can just let me know wheat you'd like. To do that either drop me an email at anna@alittletangled.co.uk or use the chat box. Once I know what you are looking for I'll work on the order. When it's ready I'll let you and give you the opportunity to purchase it before anyone else. What I won't do is give you a precise date it'll be ready (minimum turnaround is 2 weeks) or take payment before it's ready (quantities over 200g may require a deposit)

To help you choose your blends I've labelled them as

One of a Kind (OOAK) - These are one offs, I won't be able to blend any more than is already available

Limited edition (Ltd Ed) - I have a limited quantity of the fibre required to blend these, let me know how much you'll looking for and I'll check if it's possible

Repeatable - I either have, or can obtain more stock of the fibre to blend these. If a top or rolag isn't marked as OOAK or Ltd Ed then it's repeatable* (I reserve the right to make errors here, I'll always double check before I agree to blend!)

* When I say 'repeatable' I know you know about batch variation and that 'handspun/blended/made' means I'm no machine, there will be variations!

Colour matching & images

I do my very best to show you images that portray my products accurately. However, colours will vary with monitor settings etc and some, in particular reds, oranges and pinks, do not photograph well. If I can help with descriptions, just let me know using the chat or drop me an email at anna@alittletangled.co.uk

Washing & Care

'Cool hand wash and dry flat' is my suggestion for the majority of fibres. Most will felt (which could be a good thing if you're a felter!) and it's always a good idea to wash strong colours separately.

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