Why blend these fibers?
This blend showcases what makes rose fiber unique among cellulose fibers. It has a slight texture to it which helps it behave a little like wool. Unlike silk’s cohesion, rose retains some slickness. Both of these make it easier to spin than mint or silk, though it is smoother than pearl. Unlike pearl, rose has a longer staple length. It’s a good next step after spinning baby camel/merino/rambouillet/pearl, since it spins itself but requires careful attention to the draft zone. Out of the cellulose blends, this is the closest to silk in terms of feel.
What can it do?
Perfect for spinning, needle felting, or dyeing.
Ideal for next to skin garments.
How does it feel?
Its really amazing how just one fiber can transform a blend. Adding rose to baby camel, merino & rambouillet creates a uniquely cottony, cushy yarn that can be spun gossamer fine.
Suggested spinning level
Shorn from camels in Mongolia
18.5um merino from South Africa
18.2um Rambouillet from America
Rose from China
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