Spinning Shetland Wool

Shetland Fleece

Shetland wool for spinning
Shetland wool for spinning

I ordered small amounts of natural and dyred Shetland fleece on ‘World of Wool’ in the United Kingdom; it arrived yesterday and the colours are vibrant and warm, needless to say that I am very happy with them

I got 4 natural wool colours and twelve dyed wool, each sample is 25 grams and out of these samples a few are in double (light blue, yellow and olive green).

Planning to card and mix some of the wool

So why did I buy shetland fleece in all those colours?

I went to a workshop of the #Knitsonik method in Dublin city centre in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre with the very talented Felicity Ford; her website/blog is here .

The KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook - The KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook shows you how to translate everyday things into stranded colourwork.
The KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook – The KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook shows you how to translate everyday things into stranded colourwork.

I very much enjoyed the day long stranded colourwork swatches workshop and bought the book too. The participants produced some beautiful patterns using their own photo inspiration.

I thought of buying Shetland wool but didn’t really like the idea to just buy the wool so I decided to find dyed Shetland fleece and online and buy all their colours, then create my own palette. I love the Jamieson & Smith palette but it was a little too expensive for my wool budget and I love spinning nice colours.

I looked online for spinning fleece supplier that sells natural and dyed Shetland wool and found World of Wool in the UK they have a lovely dyed Shetland wool palette, one that I could use to combine colours and create my own palette as the creator in me was not satisfied just buying readymade wool.

Shetland natural wool fleece
Shetland natural wool fleece

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