DescriptionShetland black - excellent wool for handspinners and feltmakers.
Shetlands produce numerous shades of wool colours, where natural wools are often used undyed.
Eleven main colours are recognised: light grey, grey, white, emsket (dusky bluish-grey), musket (light greyish-brown), shaela (dark steely-grey), black, fawn, moorit (reddish brown), mioget (honey-toned, yellowish-brown) and dark brown. The wool is fine, soft and silky to the touch with a good, bulky down characteristic.
29-31mic average length of 90mm.
Please look at our example of using natural wool in felting.
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