merino sliver

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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. View colour chart. Ashford Merino sliver is a 100% New Zeala ...Read more

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.

View colour chart.

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.

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specifications
Lemon
Honey
Blush
Cookie
Yellow
Cheesecake
Butterscotch
Toffee
Tangerine
Pumpkin Pie
Orange
Nutmeg
Chilli Pepper
Scarlet
Cherry Red
Aubergine
Raspberry
Cupcake
Candy Floss
Orchid
Pansy
Strawberry Shortcake
Marshmallow
Grape Jelly
Magenta
Amethyst
Purple
Lavender
Lilac
Bubblegum
Blueberry Pie
Blue
Ice
Lagoon
Spearmint
Turquoise
Indigo
Mint
Lime
Kiwifruit
Green
Green Tea
Bean Sprout
Olive
Fern Green
Chocolate
Grey
White
Natural Light
Natural Medium
Natural Dark
Liquorice
Fluro Lime
Fluro Orange
Fluro Pink
Fluro Yellow
Fluro Blue
Fog
~22 micron
approx. 7.5cm (3")
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