Exploding TARDIS - Sparkle-Free
Our classic Exploding TARDIS rolags - limited edition sets available without Angelina sparkle! Perfect for the Doctor Who fan in your life who just doesn't love sparkle.
- Mulberry silk
- Mulberry silk noil
This is a listing for 2 ounces of a Classic blend. The blend is approximately 75% wool and 25% silk and nylon. Because these rolags require so many different colors to be blended together, they are slightly more expensive than my other rolag sets.
What is a rolag? It is a little fluffy tube of fiber, which I hand-card on my blending board. Rolags are traditionally used for woolen spinning, as the tubular shape allows for a lot of air to be trapped while drafting. To spin, simply pick an end, fluff out the and begin drafting. You can spin these with a worsted (short) or woolen (long) draw. Pre-drafting is optional, but I recommend it if you plan to spin worsted or for core-spinning, for the smoothest spin.
Classy Squid Fiber Co. fibers are designed to provide a wonderful spinning experience, but would also be gorgeous if used for felted designs or as accents in weaving. My Polwarth & Falkland wools are sourced from the Falkland Islands, UK, where the sheep are raised free of pesticides & chemicals in a pristine environment. All raw wools were scoured using Unicorn Power Scour. Fibers are hand-dyed by Amanda in a smoke-free, pet-free studio using professional grade acid dyes. We do our utmost to run our dyeing studio in an environmentally-friendly manner.
To care for your creations and avoid felting, hand-wash your items in warm (not hot) water with a mild wool wash such as Eucalan or Soak, without agitation, and allow to air-dry.
All fibers are rinsed after dyeing until the water runs clear, but variations in water content may cause some fibers to tint your washwater when setting your handspun yarns. This is harmless and should not indicate any fading of the color in your item.