Why blend these fibers?
Rose is unique among cellulose fibers because it has a slight texture to it that makes it easier to spin. It complements merino beautifully, adding a creamy glow to the fiber along with silky softness. Merino’s crimp and cohesion help the rose blend with it and also adds air so its easier to draft.
Together they combine to make a blend that essentially spins itself, despite being a little slick. Rose has a longer staple length than merino, which can be helpful for a confident beginner who’s ready to explore new fibers while also refining their control of the draft zone.
Out of the cellulose fibers, rose is one of the best at taking acid dye. It takes dye surprisingly well, though it will be a lighter shade.
What can it do?
Perfect for spinning, dyeing and needle felting.
Ideal for next to skin garments.
How does it feel?
Its soft and smooth with a lovely slight texture to it.
Suggested spinning level
18.5um merino from South Africa, New Zealand or Australia
Rose from China
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