Why blend these fibers?
Polwarth was developed in Australia by crossing Merino/Lincoln ewes with Merino rams. This resulted in a very soft. smooth wool. Lincoln is a longwool that’s well known for its lovely wavy locks, which can feel softer than its 30-45 microns because of how smooth the locks are. Merino is very fine and has a very tight crimp, however that crimp can sometimes result in a slight harsh handle. Crossing merino and Lincoln produces a wool with the best of both worlds…a lower micron from the merino and a smoother handle from the Lincoln.
Blending Rambouillet with Polwarth lends Rambouillet’s extreme spring and bounce, which adds a lot of life to the fiber. Not only does this help the fiber spin more easily, it makes a yarn that performs better. Together they make a blend that is soft enough to wear next to the skin and can stand up to every day wear.
What can it do?
Perfect for spinning, needle or wet felting, or dyeing.
Soft enough for next to skin wear, strong enough for every day wear.
How does it feel?
Plush and springy, more like the Rambouillet in handle.
Polwarth from the Falkland Islands
18.2um Rambouillet from America