Saga Hill Designs

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

  


undyed fibers

Overview of the fine undyed fibers currently offered online & at Saga Hill markets…

100% SILKS…

• Cultivated (Bombyx) Silk Top
• Cultivated Silk Hankies
• Cultivated Silk Bricks
• Cultivated Silk Caps
• Cultivated Throwster's Silk
• Cultivated Silk Oblongs (Laps)
• Cultivated Silk Cloud (carded silk)
• Wild (Tussah) Silk – Bleached & Honey Top
• Muga Silk Top
• Eri Red (Wild) Silk Top
• Other Silks – Noils (while supplies last)

SILK BLENDS…

• Silk/Merino Wool Top – bombyx & tussah silks
• Silk/Blue Face Leicester Wool
• Silk/Polwarth Wool
• Silk/Fine Alpaca Top – fawn (while supplies last), dark chocolate, silver, cream & wool
• Wool/Silk/Angora Top (while supplies last)
• Silk/Cashmere Top (while supplies last)
• Silk/Baby Camel Top
• Silk/Yak Top
• Merino/Yak/Silk Top
• Silk/Linen Top
• Silk/Bamboo Top (while supplies last)
• Silk/Merino/Bamboo Top
• Silk/Cotton Top

WOOLS & OTHER PROTEIN FIBERS…

• Super Fine Merino
• Mixed Blue Face Leicester
• Milk/Casein (while supplies last)

CELLULOSE…

• Flax – Unbleached Long Line Top, Long Tow (while supplies last) & Bleached Top (while supplies last)
• Bast Bamboo Top (while supplies last)
• Hemp Top (while supplies last)

   


 
NOTE: 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.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

 


100% SILK


CULTIVATED (BOMBYX MORI) SILK
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.

Cultivated Silk
SH-7002
Cultivated Silk Top
SH-7002 – Price: $10.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


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Cultivated Silk Hankies (Mawata)
SH-7001
Each hanky is a single cocoon. A 50 gram bundle contains approximately 75 hankies. Spin from "the fold" or draft each hanky into roving for spinning by making a hole in the center of one hanky and gently pull your hands apart, spreading the silk fibers into a large circle. When the hanky roving is the thickness you wish to spin, break the roving circle and begin spinning! You can also knit directly from the hanky roving. One 50 gram bundle is enough to knit a narrow scarf of a substantial length.
Cultivated Silk Hankies
SH-7001 – Price: $15.00 USD per hanky bundle (approx 1.8 oz/50 g)


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Cultivated Silk Brick
SH-7085

Silk bricks are combed preparations of degummed silk top wrapped into a brick-like shape. Just pull the brick apart to reveal a long, wide silk fiber that’s ready for a worsted spinning method.
Cultivated Silk Brick
SH-7085 – Price: $30.25 USD per brick
(approx 4.4 oz/125 g)


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Cultivated Silk Cap

SH-7086
One cap is made of 10 degummed cocoons that have been pulled over a bell-shaped form to create bell-like silk preparation. (Caps are sometimes called “bells” but technically a bell is a large bundle of caps.) Silk caps can be worked like silk hankies, by separating out the cocoon layers and poking a hole into the center of each and pulling this hole open to make a roving form that can be spun or directly knit.
Cultivated Silk Cap
SH-7086 – Price: $6.00 USD per cap (approx .6 oz/18 g)


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Cultivated Throwster's Silk
SH-7083

This is another “recycled” by-product of the reeled silk industry. They come from the machine waste created from the twisting of filaments and are a mix of low, medium, and high twist fibers. These degummed fibers are longer than other waste silk and make a textured or smooth and shiny yarn. They are also an inexpensive silk to use in fiber blends.
Cultivated Throwster's Silk
SH-7083 – Price: $11.50 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


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CULTIVATED SILK OBLONGS (LAPS)…

Laps are large batts of carded silk (approx. 700 g) that have been prepared like drum carded wool. They are derived from cultivated silk so are a brilliant white with a lovely shine. Because of the multiple directions that the silk takes in the lap carding preparation, this silk is difficult to spin and most often used by silk fusion/paper artists as a silk base or incorporated with wool for a fabulous sheen in felting projects.

SH-7084
Cultivated Silk Oblongs (Laps)

Partial Silk Lap
(approx 1.8 oz/50 g)

For this item, we've separated the original full lap into smaller layers to reduce cost for those who want to work with laps but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars for the fiber. (Because the batts are difficult to separate into precise weights for packaging, the actual oblong weight is approximate but is as close as possible to the sales description and never under the described weight.)
SH-7084 – Partial Silk Lap – Price: $18.00 USD




Half Silk Lap
(approx .77 lb/350 g)

Half of a full lap batt.
SH-7084-half – Half Silk Lap
Price: $120.00 USD, plus $12.95 shipping for this item only




Full Silk Lap
(approx 1.5 lb/700 g)

Full lap batt.
SH-7084-full – Full Silk Lap
Price: $210.00 USD, plus $16.95 shipping for this item only



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CULTIVATED SILK CLOUD (layers of carded silk)…

"Clouds" consist of very short silk fibers (average staple length is 3-5 inches) that are carded from the remnants of silk top processing. They are called "clouds" since the short fibers are grouped into layers that resemble clouds. This silk is a brilliant white and lays in a single direction, much like silk top. It spins well either directly from the layers or from a puni preparation (which helps to control the twist in the short fibers). Or layer the clouds with wool for a bit of sheen in felting projects.

Silk Cloud image - SH-7079
Cultivated Silk Cloud
SH-7079 – Price: $16.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)




TUSSAH (WILD) SILK

Tussah silk (also called Wild Silk) comes from the silkworms of many different moth varieties that live in the wild and eat a mix of different plants, such as oak leaves, plum leaves, and castor beans. The varied diet determines the color of the silk—commonly varying from an off-white to a medium beige. All bright white Tussah has been bleached. It has a slightly coarser fiber than Cultivated Silk and blends well with fine-staple wools. Many beginning silk spinners find Tussah silk to be a good first silk spinning fiber since it’s slightly less slippery than cultivated silk.

Bleached Tussah (Wild) Silk
SH-7007
Bleached Tussah (Wild) Silk Top
SH-7007 – Price: $7.50 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)



Honey Tussah (Wild) SilkSH-7008
Honey Tussah (Wild) Silk Top
SH-7008 – Price: $11.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


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MUGA (WILD) SILK
Muga silk is a regal cousin to Tussah silk. It comes from silkworms of the Antheraea Assamensis moth which are raised semi-wild in the Assam region of India. It's name reflects its color since "Muga" means "yellow" in Assamese. It has a deeper, more golden color than Tussah but the staple length is similar to Tussah – about 6 inches. Due to its overall golden hue, you can overdye this silk to lovely, sometimes surprising, soft hues. Hand-spinners love working with muga—it reacts about the same as tussah silk (which is easier to spin than Bombyx/Cultivated silk sliver), it's a strong fiber, and yet produces a more shiny and golden yarn than Tussah. Muga silk also works very well in silk fusion.

SH-7087
Muga (Wild) Silk Top
SH-7087 – Price: $12.00 USD (0.9 oz/25 g)


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ERI RED (WILD) SILK (aka “Peace Silk”)
The silk for vegans – Eri silk is another cousin to Tussah silk except the Eri silk worm/moth is not killed to harvest the silk but allowed to eat its way out of the cocoon when it transforms into a moth. This process results in a silk with shorter staple lengths (approx. 3.5–4 inches) than the other "wild" silks. It comes from silkworms of the Philosamina Ricini moth which are raised semi-wild in northern India. Red Eri Silk is a wondrous brick red and the red color is naturally fugitive (quick to disappear). Typically the degumming step (removing the sericin from the silk cocoons is one of the steps to process the silk into roving) removes the natural-red color, making a cream roving. But this silk was processed in a way that required very little of the sericin to be removed, so it retains the lovely brick red color. NOTE: If you soak the red eri roving in water with a touch of mild soap (e.g. original blue Dawn®) the red color stays intact, even when sharing the bath with white eri silk and natural tussah silk. But if you soak it with other items that have been processed differently (specifically bleached tussah), the ‘fugitiveness’ of the red color will stain the other items sharing the bath.

SH-7087
Eri Red (Wild) Silk Top
SH-7089 – Price: $11.00 USD (0.9 oz/25 g)



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OTHER 100% SILK FIBERS


Silk Noils
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Noils are short bits of silk fiber remaining from the silk reeling process and contain crushed pieces of the silk worm's pupa shell. Since the pieces are so short, they are best used in novelty yarn spinning, adding texture when felting with silk, and in paper making.
SH-7009 – Price: $4.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


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SILK BLEND FIBERS


SILK/WOOL BLENDS…

Cultivated Silk 50%/Merino Wool 50% SH-7010
Cultivated Silk 50%/Merino Wool 50% Top
SH-7010 – Price: $9.50 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)



Merino Wool 80%/Cultivated Silk 20%
SH-7011
Merino Wool 80%/Tussah Silk 20% Top
SH-7011 – Price: $6.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


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Blue Face Leicester Wool 75%/Tussah Silk 25%
SH-7012
Blue Face Leicester Wool 75%/
Tussah Silk 25% Top
SH-7012 – Price: $7.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


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2 OPTIONS FOR POLWARTH WOOL/SILK BLENDS…

SH-7014
Polwarth Wool 85%/Tussah Silk 15% Top
Great blend for new silk spinners & wonderful for garments next-to-the-skin. Felts beautifully.

SH-7014 – Price: $6.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


Polwarth Wool 60%/Tussah Silk 40% Top
A luxurious blend for super soft, strong garments with great lustre. Lovely to dye!

SH-7016 – Price: $7.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g) – STOCK IS LOW! Will be restocked soon.


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SILK/FINE COUNT ALPACA BLENDS…
Note: All alpaca/silk fibers will be available ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST as they are no longer being carried by my wholesale source.

Fawn Alpaca 70%/Cultivated Silk 30%SH-7020
Fawn Alpaca 70%/Cultivated Silk 30% Top
DISCONTINUED – QUANTITIES LIMITED!
SH-7020 – Price: $7.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


 

Dark Chocolate Alpaca 70%/Cultivated Silk 30%
SH-7021
Dark Chocolate Alpaca 70%/
Cultivated Silk 30% Top
DISCONTINUED – QUANTITIES LIMITED!
SH-7021 – Price: $7.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


 

Silver Alpaca 70%/Cultivated Silk 30%
SH-7024
Silver Alpaca 70%/
Cultivated Silk 30% Top
DISCONTINUED – QUANTITIES LIMITED!
SH-7024 – Price: $7.50 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)




Cream Alpaca 50%/Merino Wool 30%/Cultivated Silk 20%
SH-7023
Cream Alpaca 50%/Merino Wool 30%/
Tussah Silk 20% Top
Silky, lustrous, and over dyes beautifully.
DISCONTINUED – QUANTITIES LIMITED!
SH-7023 – Price: $7.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


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OTHER SILK BLEND FIBERS…

Merino Wool 80%/Cultivated Silk30%/Angora 20%
SH-7040

Merino Wool 80%/Cultivated Silk 30%/Angora 20% Top
DISCONTINUED – QUANTITIES LIMITED!
SH-7040 – Price: $12.50 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


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Tussah Silk 50%/Brown Cashmere 50%
SH-7030
Tussah Silk 50%/Brown Cashmere 50% Top
DISCONTINUED – QUANTITIES LIMITED!
SH-7030 – Price: $22.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


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Tussah Silk 50%/Baby Camel 50%
SH-7006
Tussah Silk 50%/Baby Camel 50% Top
SH-7006 – Price: $12.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g) – STOCK IS LOW! Will be restocked soon.


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Yak 50%/Cultivated Silk 50%

Yak 50%/Cultivated Silk 50% Top
SH-70135 – Price: $11.50 USD (1.8 oz/50 g) – STOCK IS LOW! Will be restocked soon.


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Merino 60%/Yak 20%/Cultivated Silk 20%

Merino 60%/Yak 20%/Cultivated Silk 20% Top
SH-7013 – Price: $10.50 USD (1.8 oz/50 g) – STOCK IS LOW! Will be restocked soon.


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Cultivated Silk 65%/Bleached Flax (Linen) 35%
SH-7005
Cultivated Silk 65%/Bleached Flax 35% Top
SH-7003 – Price: $14.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


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Cultivated Silk 51%/Bamboo 49%
SH-7004
Cultivated Silk 51%/Bamboo 49% Top
DISCONTINUED – QUANTITIES LIMITED!
SH-7004 – Price: $9.50 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


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Merino Wool 50%/Bamboo 25%/Tussah Silk 25%
SH-7015
Merino Wool 50%/Bamboo 25%/
Tussah Silk 25% Top
SH-7015 – Price: $7.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


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Cultivated Silk 55%/Cotton 45%
SH-7061
Cultivated Silk 55%/Cotton 45% Top
SH-7061 – Price: $12.00 USD (1.8 oz/50 g)


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Gifts for a fiber lover—or for you!

Saga Hill Lavender Sachet
Image of Spinner's Therapy jar
This small, fragrant bag of lavender is perfect for placing in your fiber or yarn stash, in a small closet, under your pillow—or anywhere you need a little calming aromatherapy! The 100% cotton bag (approx. 3 x 4 inch/8 x 10 cm) is hand-stamped and hand-packed by Saga Hill and contains approximately .3 ounces/8.5 g of premium grade dried lavender buds. At this price, purchase several to spread around your stash, home, and to give as gifts! The scent is easily refreshed after a few months by just squeezing the bag to release more scent from the buds. I have found that this lavender, when placed in a small container or space, continues to release a scent for several years.

Saga Hill Lavender Sachet
SH-5006 – Price: $2.75 USD/per bag
(.3 oz/8.5 g)




Prepare your hands for spinning fine fibers…
Does roughness on your hands interfere with your spinning or knitting? The Spinner's Hand Therapy™ line is handcrafted by Saga Hill and contains natural and organic ingredients, including extra emollients to make your hands smoother for spinning fine fibers…

SPINNER'S HAND THERAPY™ SCRUB
Image of Spinner's Therapy Scrub jar
A scrub to smooth hands for spinning & knitting silk & other fine fibers. Contains natural and organic ingredients, including extra emollients along with a sugar scrub agent, to make your hands smoother for spinning fine fibers.

Ingredients: organic cane sugar, jojoba oil, meadowfoam oil, vegetable glycerine, and organic lavender essential oil. (8 oz/227 g)

Spinner's Hand Therapy Scrub
SH-00120 – Price: $9.00 USD
(plus tax–MN residents only)


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SPINNER'S HAND THERAPY™ CREAM
Image of Spinner's Therapy Cream jar
A hand cream containing natural and organic ingredients, including extra emollients, to make your hands smoother for spinning fine fibers. This hand cream is the perfect accompaniment to the Spinner's Hand Therapy Sugar Scrub (see above).

Ingredients: Shea butter, beeswax, evening primrose oil, jojoba oil, meadowfoam oil, and organic lavender essential oil. (4 fl oz/118 ml)

Spinner's Hand Therapy Cream
SH-00121 – Price: $14.00 USD –
(plus tax–MN residents only)


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SILK SAMPLER BOX

Image of Spinner's Therapy jar
A great way to sample several different silk types. Each Sampler box contains 10 gram samples each of five different types of silk:
Cultivated Silks: Mawata (Hankies) and Silk Top; and
Wild Silks: Muga, Bleached Tussah, and Eri Red (Peace Silk–no worms were killed in the harvesting of Eri Silk). The Sampler also contains "bio" cards on each of the fiber types.

SH-7000 – Price: $24.00 USD/box
(1.8 oz/50 g of fiber)


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fyi…
FIBER PROPERTIES


SILK
• Silk is versatile and very comfortable.
• It absorbs moisture (up to 11% of its weight).
• Silk is naturally hypoallergenic.
• It is cool to wear in the summer yet warm to wear in winter.
• It can be easily dyed.
• It is the strongest natural fiber and the only natural fiber that is as strong as steel—although it’s abrasion resistance is moderate.
Information from fabrics.net

When blended with other fibers, silk enhances the overall strength and comfort of its partner fiber. Here are the properties of the other fibers that Saga Hill offers in our silk blends…

MERINO WOOL

• Merino wool is the finest and softest wool available. Merino Wool is much finer than traditional wool making it smooth against your skin and more comfortable to wear.
• With many more fibres contained in the wool, it traps more tiny air pockets and locks in body heat, making it a super insulator. Merino wool is highly breathable because the individual fibres breathe as well as the fabric, and it wicks moisture away from your body, releasing it into the air. This helps to regulate your temperature keeping you warm in cold weather and cool in hot.
• The natural anti-microbial properties of Merino wool make it odour resistant. It will absorb up to a third of its weight in water without feeling clammy and retains some of its warmth even when very wet.
Information from 100merinowool.com
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POLWARTH WOOL
Established over 100 years ago in Australia, the Polwarth origins are a breeding of Saxon Merino rams and Lincoln ewes and take on the positive characteristics of both.
• 23-25 micron fiber diameter (medium fiber).
• Dense, strong, white fleece with a 5-7 inch staple length.
• Retains many Merino characteristics in the fiber feel such as soft handling with good crimp and low prickle factor.
Information from nzsheep.co.nz

BLUE FACED LEICESTER WOOL

(Leicester is pronounced "Less-ter".)
The BFL is classified as a Longwool breed. It is one of the three Leicester breeds of sheep… the English Leicester Longwool, the Border Leicester, and of course, the Bluefaced Leicester.
• 24-28 micron fiber diameter (medium fiber).
• A longwool breed with a staple length of 3-6 inches.
• Creates high-quality semi-lustre yarns with soft hand, beautiful drape, and excellent dyeing properties.
Information from bflsheep.com
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ALPACA

• Alpaca fibers have relatively high elasticity and strength, comparable with those of sheep's wool and other animal fibers.
• The structure of the alpaca fiber makes it an efficient thermal insulator, useful in different climatic conditions.
• Alpaca does not felt as readily as sheep's wool or other animal fibers.
• The alpaca fiber 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.
Information from zocaloalpaca.com

ANGORA
• Angora fiber is finer than either Cashmere or Merino.
• Angora fiber is hollow, giving it insulating properties. Because it is about seven times warmer than sheep's wool, it is usually blended with other fibers, such as wool or silk.
• The finest quality yarn should be handspun with high twist to ensure minimum shedding.
• When angora is blended with silk, its strength is enhanced.
• Its fiber length varies by rabbit breed.
• Angora felts easily.
• It is easily dyed and retains dye longer than wool.
• Angora is considered a fabric of luxury, from appearance to feel.
Information from angora.cl
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CASHMERE
• A high moisture content allows insulation properties to change with the relative humidity in the air. This makes cashmere wool ideal for wearing in all types of climates.
• Soft, silky finish and very light in weight.
• Fiber length is typically fairly short (35mm).
• Doesn’t stand up to hard wear on account of extremely soft downy finish.
• Easily dyed.
• A fabric of luxury, from appearance to feel.
Information from swicofil.com and ezinearticles.com

BABY CAMEL
• A soft, warm fiber brushed out of the undercoat of a baby camel.
• Comparable to cashmere in its softness.
• Has insulating properties that are greater than wool.
Information from britannica.com
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BAMBOO
• The bamboo in our Silk/Bamboo blend comes from an extruded, cellulosic fiber (manufactured from seaweed through a chemical process).
• Bamboo fiber is exceptionally soft and light, almost silky in feel. This makes it breathable and cool to wear. It also absorbs more water than other conventional fibers such as cotton and polyester.
• Bamboo is very sustainable to grow as it does not require the use of pesticides and grows very quickly in favorable conditions.
• Bamboo fiber is more antistatic than other types of fabric and also tends to perform better when it comes to odors as it has a natural deodorizing property.
• Bamboo fiber has a thinness degree and whiteness degree close to normal finely bleached viscose and has a strong durability, stability and tenacity. It withstands abrasion and possesses the qualities that make it perfect to spin.
• Bamboo is actually a grass. Unlike a tree, which can take decades to grow to maturity, bamboo is ready to harvest within 4 to 5 years. To make bamboo fiber, bamboo is heavily pulped until it separates into long, thin component threads of fiber, which can be spun and dyed.
Information from bamboofabricstore.com
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LINEN

• Linen is renowned for its durability and long life. The tensile strength of linen thread is twice as high as that of cotton and three times that of wool.
• Linen possesses rare bacteriological properties. Resistant to fungus and bacteria, it is found to be an effective barrier to some diseases. According to medical studies conducted by Japanese researchers, bed-ridden patients do not develop bedsores where linen bed sheets are used.
• Linen does not cause allergic reactions and is helpful in treating a number of allergic disorders.
• Linen is highly hygroscopic as it is capable to rapidly absorb and yield moisture. Linen cloth can absorb as much as 20% of its dry weight. That explains why linen cloth always feels fresh and cool.
• Linen possesses high air permeability and heat conductivity properties. Heat conductivity of linen is five times as high as that of wool and 19 times as that of silk. In hot weather those dressed in linen clothes are found to show the skin temperature 3°-4°C below that of their cotton-wearing friends. According to some studies, a person wearing linen clothes perspires 1.5 times less than when dressed in cotton clothes and twice less than when dressed in viscose clothes. Meanwhile in cold weather linen is an ideal warmth-keeper.
• Silica present in the flax fiber protects linen against rotting - the mummies of Egyptian Pharaohs preserved to the present day are wrapped in the finest linen cloth.
• Linen rejects dirt.
• The more Linen is washed the softer and smoother it becomes.
• Linen has a smooth surface and mat luster and feels pleasant to the touch.
• Linen has a comparatively long fiber length.

Information from vintagecompany.com

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100% WOOL & OTHER PROTEIN FIBERS


Super Fine Merino Wool Top
(19.5 microns)

SH-7051

Super Fine Merino Wool Top
(19.5 microns)
SH-7051 – Price: $5.50 USD
(1.8 oz/50 g)



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Mixed Blue Face Leicester Wool
SH-7052

Mixed Blue Face Leicester Wool Top
SH-7052 – Price: $5.50 USD
(1.8 oz/50 g)



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Milk (Casein)
Note: Milk fiber will be available ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST since the fiber is no longer being carried by my wholesale source.
SH-7065

Milk (Casein) Top
DISCONTINUED – QUANTITIES LIMITED!
SH-7065 – Price: $9.00 USD
(1.8 oz/50 g)

Created to mimic the qualities of wool, this fiber is created from the casein protein found in milk. Dyes like wool with protein/acid dyes but takes on dye less intensely.


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100% CELLUOSE


FLAX (when spun, Flax fiber becomes Linen)
A natural fiber with a spinning history that pre-dates historical records, flax is the "stainless steel" of natural celluose fibers.
SH-7062-FlaxStrick

Flax (Long Line) Top Bundle – super fine, water-retted, unbleached (natural) for linen spinning
SH-7062 – Price: $15.00 USD
(3.5 oz/100 g)

This fiber was grown and prepared in Belgium into a long line top form with staple lengths equal to the length of the flax plant. This is a very clean and fine flax for the most exquisite linen spinning. This preparation may be spun from your lap or a distaff and spins best wet. It arrives in a bundle to keep the fiber in a neat, parallel configuration, ready for the best of spinning. The yarn becomes softer when successively washed or boiled in hot water. The fiber over-dyes, with fiber-reactive or natural dyes, to muted tones.


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SH-7.117-unbleached Flax
Flax (Long Tow) Top – water-retted, unbleached (natural) for linen spinning
SH-7.117 – Price: $12.00 USD
(3.5 oz/100 g)
NOTE: This item is no longer available from my supplier. QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED!

This unbleached, natural fiber is in a very clean— prepared, split, and combed—top form with staple lengths of 7 inches or more (longer than most tow preparations). This preparation is easy to spin and does not require a distaff. Great for beginning flax spinners. Spins best wet. The yarn becomes softer when successively washed or boiled in hot water. Over-dyes, with fiber-reactive or natural dyes to muted tones. (See item SH-7.120 below for a bleached flax that dyes to a brighter tone.)


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SH-7.120-Bleached Flax
Flax (Long Tow) Top – water-retted & bleached for linen spinning
SH-7.120 – Price: $14.00 USD
(3.5 oz/100 g)

NOTE: This item is no longer available from my supplier. QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED!

This fiber is a prepared, split and combed, top form with staple lengths of 7 inches or more. It is the bleached version of the flax top shown directly above (SH-7.117). This preparation is easy to spin and does not require a distaff. Great for beginning flax spinners. Spins best wet. The yarn becomes softer when successively washed or boiled in hot water. Dye with fiber-reactive or natural dyes.


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Bast Bamboo
SH-7060

Bast Bamboo Top
DISCONTINUED BY SUPPLIER – QUANTITIES LIMITED!
SH-7060 – Price: $7.50 USD
(1.8 oz/50 g)

A courser bamboo fiber since it’s made directly from bamboo and not through an extruded chemical process. Spin wet. Like Flax/Linen yarn, Bast Bamboo yarn gets softer when washed in hot water.



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Hemp
SH-7065

Hemp Top
DISCONTINUED BY SUPPLIER – QUANTITIES LIMITED!
SH-7065 – Price: $6.50 USD
(1.8 oz/50 g)

Processed directly from the hemp plant. Spin wet. Like Flax/Linen yarn, Hemp yarn gets softer when washed in hot water.



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