Whiteface Woodland is the most wonderful wool to spin. Almost extinct 30 years ago, the breed that has revived, thanks to the increased interest in wools from rare breeds.
The fibre itself is extremely springy, fluffy and crisp – it has a lovely hand, and spins beautifully. Its spins into yarn with bags of elasticity, and it’s very easy to spin evenly. It makes a yarn that has lots of bounce and little drape.
This fibre is coarser than fibres like BFL and Merino, but I would wear it next to my skin quite comfortably (although I am quite hardy). It would be perfect for gloves or socks, as it’s quite hard wearing, or for over-sweaters and hats.
Each braid weighs approximately 100g.
NB: This particular braid is in two pieces.
Rich plum, lime, peach and pink come together to make this glorious floral melange. It’s like going to San Francisco in the sixties. Peace and love!