Phytoplanton - Wensleydale - 4oz

Phytoplanton - Wensleydale - 4oz

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Phytoplankton - a brilliant neon green, part of our classic TONALITY collection. 

Weight: 4oz


  • Wensleydale

Wensleydale is a very heavy, long-stapled fiber, which is extremely silky, strong, resilient, and full of drape. It has a lower crimp than your typical fine-wool, and can be spun worsted to enhance the dense silky drape or long-draw with a low twist to preserve a fine halo. Expand your spinning horizons! Remember to hold your hands further apart, and explore long-draw rather than short-draw techniques. Wensleydale is also excellent for felting - my source claims that this wool is the *only* wool to use for cobweb-thin nuno-felted scarves.

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.