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Merino sliver dyed Ashford

€6.80

Merino wool is very soft with a closely spaced crimp.  You can spin a fine woollen yarn using the long draw or a worsted yarn using a short draw. Merino is ideal for super fine knitting, crochet and lacework.

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Micron ~23, Staple length approx. 7.5cm (3ins).


Merino wool is very soft with a closely spaced crimp.  You can spin a fine woollen yarn using the long draw or a worsted yarn using a short draw. Merino is ideal for super fine knitting, crochet and lacework.
Ashford Merino sliver is a 100% New Zealand product with wool from pasture-fed sheep from our high country sheep stations. We know many of the farmers – some of whom have farmed the land for generations. They take great pride in the quality of their wool and the high standard of animal husbandry. The sheep are well cared for and are not mulesed.
After the sheep are shorn, on the farm, the wool is carefully skirted and checked. Only wool that is sound, clean with good fibre length, bulk and colour is selected. It is sent to a boutique New Zealand mill to be dyed, carded and combed. It is scoured (washed)  using an environmentally-friendly, biodegradable detergent  . The wool is then dried and dyed. The dyes comply with the strict EU regulations and garments made from the sliver can be certified under the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. This standard is the most widely known standard for certification of ecologically-safe clothing. (Detailed information can be found at www.oekotex.com). The fibre is then gently opened and conditioned. Carding machines align the fibres and remove any foreign matter. It is then gilled and combed.

Ashford Merino sliver is available dyed:
Honey 035, Apricot 031, Butterscotch 036, Toffee 037, Cheesecake 003, Yellow 027, Raspberry 047, Strawberry Shortcake 012, Pansy 046, Scarlet 028, Blush (Skin) 029, Chocolate 020, Ice 030, Blueberry Pie 013, Blue 021, Purple 025, Cupcake 033, Lavender 034, Grape Jelly 008, Magenta 023, Mint 032, Lime 043, Bean Sprout 019, Spearmint 007, Green Tea 004, Lagoon 042, Indigo 041, Liquorice 014, Grey 016, Tangerine 048, White 091, Amethyst 050, Aubergine 039 , Cherry Red 049, Olive 038, Fern green 051, Fog 058, Kiwi 001, Turquoise 026, Green 022, Bubblegum 010, Orchid 052, Candy Floss, 040, Orange 024, Cookie 018, Pumpkin pie 006, Nutmeg 009, Marshmallow 011, Lemon 045, Chilli pepper 015, Fluo Blue 057, Fluo Lime 053, Fluo Orange 054, Fluo Pink 055, Fluo Yellow 056.

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Country of Manufacture New Zealand
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