VINTAGE ORANGE. British & Bamboo Blended Fibre Tops/Braid 100g
Sold by the 100g and prepared in braids to keep the fibres tidy. (If you’ve never used a braid before, you simply pull one end and it unravels and turns back into tops ready for spinning!)
Blended Fibre: Looking for something a little funky, or looking to combine the best qualities of several different types of fibre? You're in the right place! When we say 'Blends' we mean that colours or fibre types have been carded (or blended or mixed) together to create stunning combinations. Some of the blending we do by hand (like rolags and batts), others (like tops) are done at a UK mill.
33.3% Shetland 33.3% BFL 33.3% Bamboo
About this colour way: Inspired by film photos from the 70’s. This ‘vintage’ colour reminds me of those graphic and mod fabrics that seem to pop up everywhere from curtains to dresses. Orange and Brown was a popular colour combination and I just love it. There are two different shades of Orange (one wool, one bamboo) and two different shades of Brown (one wool, one bamboo) and a nice grey to keep this a little muted and soft. This is very loosely blended so you’ll get big bold chunks of each colour! Great for creating multicoloured yarn or stripes (as they can be easily separated). There’s a lot of possibilities with this blend!
Spinning tip: Shetland is a classic British fibre from up north. BFL is the softest of all British breeds. Bamboo is super strong and super silky, not to mention eco-friendly. We avoid using Superwash because of the harmful process to the environment. Suitable for felting too, just remember that Bamboo takes needle felting much better than wet felting.