SAGA HILL – Undyed Fiber

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fine fibers & yarns – silk & silk blends
studio of artist/author W.J. Johnson

Due to the current complexities with importing silk and silk-blend fibers, and because of the worldwide coronavirus, what I have in stock here is all that I have to offer for the immediate future. (These fibers were imported prior to the pandemic and have been kept in a sealed environment.)

Please pay attention to the weight of the fiber you have chosen. Although most fibers shown are priced in 1.8oz/50g weight bundles, some are priced in different weights.

Note: Prices are subject to change without notice and as new stock is eventually purchased, the prices will undoubtably go up.

Click here to learn about fibers & their unique qualities.


FIBERS AVAILABLE AT SAGA HILL…

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100% SILK FIBERS

Cultivated Bombyx Mori

Cultivated Silk (also called Bombyx or Mulberry Silk) is the highest quality of silk. It comes from silkworms of the Bombyx moth that are raised in captivity and only fed mulberry leaves. Because of the strict diet, Cultivated Silk has a natural whiteness and sheen unrivaled by other fibers. We carry many different preparations of Cultivated Silk.

Wild Silk

Wild Silk (Tussah Silk is a common variety) comes from the silkworms of different moth varieties that live in the wild or are semi-cultivated, and eat a mix of different plants such as oak leaves, plum leaves, and castor beans. The varied diet is a primary reason for the color of the silk (varying from an off-white to a medium beige). All bright white wild silks have been bleached. These silks have a slightly coarser fiber than Cultivated Silk but blend well with fine-staple wools. Many beginning silk spinners find Wild Silk to be a good first silk spinning fiber since it’s slightly less slippery than Cultivated Silk. We carry a variety of Wild Silk fibers.


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SILK BLEND FIBERS

Silk/Alpaca Blend Fibers

Silk/Alpaca fiber blends are particularly well suited for the finest of spun yarn. Alpaca has a structure which gives it a very soft handle, comparable with that of a grade of sheep's wool three or four microns finer. When blended with silk, this fiber combination is exquisite. We have a limited supply of these blends and it is unlikely we will be able to offer them in the future, so get yours NOW!

Miscellaneous Silk Blends

From Yak to Bamboo, Wool, Cashmere, Angora, Cotton, and Flax – we offer a unique selection of fibers that have been blended with silk fibers.


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OTHER FIBERS – WOOL, CELLULOSE, & SYNTHETIC

100% Wool

In keeping with our fine fiber focus at Saga Hill, we offer only the softest 100% wool fibers of Merino, Polwarth (bred from the best qualities of Merino/Lincoln sheep), and Blue Face Leicester (Leicester is pronounced "Less-ter").

100% Cellulose

Our current cellulose fiber is long-line Flax, although occasionally we offer Cotton at pop-up markets.

Synthetic Blending Fibers

Synthetic fibers are useful to blend with other fibers to strengthen yarns for items such as socks and, in the case of the Firestar fiber, add a bit of sparkle to novelty yarns.