This wool was sheared, washed, dyed, and carded entirely by hand here on the farm. No harsh detergents, chemicals or rough machines are used to process the wool. It is washed in environmental friendly DISH SOAP gently by hand and the acid used to set the dye is VINEGAR and it is later neutralized with simple BAKING SODA. I only use professional acid dyes that will stay true during washing or felting. Don't be fooled by all the others. This wool is NOT imported, has NEVER left the farm, NEVER visited a woollen mill. It is NOT 'reject' fibre carded into a roving to disguise the short length of each individual fibre. I have been breeding and crossbreeding sheep for more than 25 years with an emphasis on wool quality for my own use. I only sell the best.
Homegrown by a texel lamb named Sapphire. (see the photo of some of my texel sheep) Texel wool is soft and light. It is used for next to the skin garments, as well as outerwear and blankets. The wool is excellent for needle felting and wet felting as well. It is not quite as lustrous as Romney, but is more 'elastic' and loftier giving much warmth for little weight. It holds a shape extremely well and makes a good core wool. The Texel breed was developed in Holland and is fairly new to North America. It is often used as a foundation breed to improve carcass quality in market lambs.
Just right for those felting projects. It is bright orange in colour and would be perfect for needle felting. It is a medium type wool and has strength for firm felting and would work well for average detailing. This is not in roving form so it is good for many applications. It comes in a rolled batt that is 6 X 16 inches unrolled.
It is a soft fibre and would wet felt well too. There is 15 grams, up to 3/4 ounce in this listing. Check out my other listings for more colours and take advantage of the combined shipping rates below.
Take advantage of the 5% discount on purchases over $20. I am happy to combine purchases for up to 7 days if you pay for everything in ONE payment. Just let me know when you have finished shopping and I will send you an invoice with shipping added. I am usually able to get your item shipped within 24 hours of payment. It can take Canada Post up to 5 days to deliver in Canada and 6 to 12 business days for US delivery. Canada Post is not open on weekends so if you make payment on Friday, it may not move until Monday. Please be patient. Sellers have no control once the items leave their hands. Faster service may be available for much higher shipping costs. Cost of shipping and any duties is the responsibility of purchaser. Cost of first item includes all packaging, postage including taxes and transportation costs. If you combine them with another type of purchase, I will charge you the best rate I can.
This item ships from Canada The following is just a guideline. I will ship for the best rate I can Please wait for me to adjust the shipping at checkout if necessary.
NEW CANADA POST RATES FOR 2012
Canadian shipping- 1 lot ships for 3.00 2 for 4.75 3 or more Western Canada- $9 Central Canada-10.00 Eastern Canada $11.75 Maritimes and Territories 12.50 up to $13.99 for larger quantities depending on location
US shipping- 1 lot ships for 3.95, 2 to 6 - for 6.50, 7 to 12 - for 8.50 more than 12 for 9.90 Add $2 for airmail
other International shipping- airmail only- 1 lot ships for 5.95 up to 3 for 8.95, for more items - please send postal code for quote