Welsh sheep are considered a conservation breed with sturdy fiber that includes a fair amount of kemp (thicker, more brittle fibers). This fiber is an interesting subject if you’re interested in spinning a variety of fibers in your practice. This fiber is best used for outerwear garments and is probably not going to be considered next to skin soft. Colors are muted, and the kemp fibers do not take up color much at all.
This is a 4 ounce braid of 100% white Welsh top was dyed with a blend of blues, eggplant purples, and grays.
Though we carefully rinse all our fibers after dyeing, some color run-off can be expected when you first soak your yarn after spinning, especially with darker or more intense colorways.
Recommended care: Gently handwash yarn spun from these fibers and subsequent knitting items in your favorite wool soak; air dry. This fiber will felt.
We make every effort to assure the colors in our photos are as accurate as possible, but please note that colors can vary from monitor to monitor.