Carded Tyrolean mountain sheep/ Stone sheep Melange in Rotbuche
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This Austrian Bergschaf carded wool has bulky short fibres which readily felt together making it easy to work with. Bergschaf is the word used for Mountain Sheep, the fibres are slightly coarser than the finer Corridale wool and are at around 30 -32 microns, but this wool blend is still very soft to the touch.
The slivers are about an inch to two inches or so wide.
Excerp from the wool mill:
The robust wool of the Tyrolean mountain and stone sheep, which spend their summer in the Ötztal on pastures up to 3,000 m high, is purchased locally from around 400 sheep farmers in the Tyrol region. The sheep are of particular importance as landscape conservationists in the Alpine valleys of Tyrol. They ensure that this cultural landscape is preserved. The mountain sheep are sheared twice a year (in spring and autumn) and the wool naturally comes in the colors white, brown, natural black and mixed colors.
Note: I cannot guarantee a consistent ongoing supply of these Melanges so ensure you purchase enough to complete your project!
What is carded wool?
Carded wool is fleece that has been cleaned and processed into batts. The fibres are mixed so they are interwoven and lay in different directions. Carded wool can come in sheets (batts) or slivers (continuous lengths). Because the wool fibres lay in different directions, it makes it much easier to felt with as the fibres readily bind together.
Please also note:
* Your wool may contain a very small amount of vegetable matter.
* Please note that I have tried very hard to capture an accurate representation of the wool colour but cannot guarantee complete accuracy due to the difference between computer monitor screens.
Austrian Bergschaf Melange in Rotbuche
Fibre: Tyrolean & Stone Mountain Sheep
Microns: 30-32 mic
Thickness: Circa 1-2 inch