Dyed Merino (Ashford) - 4oz

Dyed Merino Top from Ashford Wheels & Looms
Micron ~22, Staple length approx. 3"

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. You can even use Merino in your weaving projects as a warp or ply it and use it as a weft.


 

     
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    Amethyst Merino Coral Merino Slate Merino
    Merino 4oz - AmethystMerino 4oz - CoralMerino 4oz - Slate

    C$13.10

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    Bubblegum Merino Chilli Pepper Merino Fluro Blue Merino
    Merino 4oz - BubblegumMerino 4oz - Chilli PepperMerino 4oz - Fluro Blue

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    Fluro Lime Merino Fluro Orange Merino Fluro Pink Merino
    Merino 4oz - Fluro LimeMerino 4oz - Fluro OrangeMerino 4oz - Fluro Pink

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    Fluro Yellow Merino Fog Merino Green Merino
    Merino 4oz - Fluro YellowMerino 4oz - FogMerino 4oz - Green

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    Kiwi Merino Lilac Merino Marshmallow Merino
    Merino 4oz - KiwiMerino 4oz - LilacMerino 4oz - Marshmallow

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    Nutmeg Merino Orange Merino Orchid Merino
    Merino 4oz - NutmegMerino 4oz - OrangeMerino 4oz - Orchid

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    Pumpkin Pie Merino Merino Fibre Packs Tencel and Merino Blend
    Merino 4oz - Pumpkin PieMerino Fibre PacksTencel and Merino Blend

    C$13.10

    C$11.50

    C$17.00

    Natural Dark Merino 4oz - Natural Light Merino 4oz - Natural Medium
    Merino 4oz - Natural DarkMerino 4oz - Natural LightMerino 4oz - Natural Medium

    C$12.00

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    Apricot Merino Aubergine Merino Bean Sprout (Lima Bean) Merino
    Merino 4oz - ApricotMerino 4oz - AubergineMerino 4oz - Bean Sprout (Lima Bean)

    C$13.10

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    Blue Merino Blueberry Pie (Periwinkle) Merino Butterscotch Merino
    Merino 4oz - BlueMerino 4oz - Blueberry Pie (Periwinkle)Merino 4oz - Butterscotch

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    Candy Floss Merino Cherry Red Merino Chocolate Brown Merino
    Merino 4oz - Candy FlossMerino 4oz - Cherry RedMerino 4oz - Chocolate Brown

    C$13.10

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    Cookie (Camel) Merino Cupcake Merino Fern Green Merino
    Merino 4oz - Cookie (Camel)Merino 4oz - CupcakeMerino 4oz - Fern Green

    C$13.10

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    Grape Jelly (Lilac Haze) Merino Green Tea (Fir) Merino Grey (Smoke) Merino
    Merino 4oz - Grape Jelly (Lilac Haze)Merino 4oz - Green Tea (Fir)Merino 4oz - Grey (Smoke)

    C$13.10

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    Honey Merino Ice Blue Merino Indigo Merino
    Merino 4oz - HoneyMerino 4oz - Ice BlueMerino 4oz - Indigo

    C$13.10

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    Lagoon Merino Lavender (Sweet Pea) Merino Lemon Merino
    Merino 4oz - LagoonMerino 4oz - Lavender (Sweet Pea)Merino 4oz - Lemon

    C$13.10

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    Lime Merino Liquorice (Black) Merino Magenta Merino
    Merino 4oz - LimeMerino 4oz - Liquorice (Black)Merino 4oz - Magenta

    C$13.10

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    Mint Green Merino Olive Merino Pansy Merino
    Merino 4oz - Mint GreenMerino 4oz - OliveMerino 4oz - Pansy

    C$13.10

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    Purple Merino Raspberry Merino Scarlet Red Merino
    Merino 4oz - PurpleMerino 4oz - RaspberryMerino 4oz - Scarlet Red

    C$13.10

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    Skin (Cherub) Merino Green Tea (Fir) Merino Strawberry Shortcake (Berry) Merino
    Merino 4oz - BlushMerino 4oz - Spearmint (Teal)Merino 4oz - Strawberry Shortcake (Berry)

    C$13.10

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    Tangerine Merino Toffee Merino Turquoise Merino
    Merino 4oz - TangerineMerino 4oz - ToffeeMerino 4oz - Turquoise

    C$13.10

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    Yellow Merino Cheesecake (Marigold) Merino Merino 4oz - Natural White
    Merino 4oz - YellowMerino 4oz - Cheesecake (Marigold)Merino 4oz - Natural White

    C$13.10

    C$13.10

    C$12.00

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    Ashford Merino Top 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.