Ashford Merino Wool
Ashford Merino Wool
Ashford Merino Fibers Offered in 100g (3.5 oz) Grown and processed in New Zealand. 64's - Approximate: 21.5 micron, staple length 3". Natural Color is the fiber shade of the Merino sheep, has not been dyed.
ORDER FROM THE FULL LINE in manufacture put up - Sales Final on Special Orders.
Be sure you order enough for your intended project, as with yarn, fiber has dye lots. Shades can vary from run to run.
Some Shades have been sold under multiple color names. See image.
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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.
Shades: 16 Smoke 30 Ice03 Marigold31 Apricot 45 Lemon 04 Fir 18 Camel 32 Mint 46 Pansy 19 Lima Bean 33 Cupcake 47 Raspberry 20 Chocolate 34 Sweet Pea 48 Tangerine 07 Teal 21 Blue 35 Honey 49 Cherry Red 08 Lilac Haze 36 Butterscotch 50 Amethyst4 09 Nutmeg 23 Magenta 37 Toffee 51 Fern Green 38 Olive25 Purple 39 Aubergine 14 Black 28 Red 42 Lagoon 29 Cherub 43 Lime