18.4 M Hogget  Haunui /Mulberry Silk  Hand Dyed  5.06 ounces -  Hold Tight  Combed Top

18.4 M Hogget Haunui /Mulberry Silk Hand Dyed 5.06 ounces - Hold Tight Combed Top

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Hand dyed  18.4 Micron Oatmeal  Hogget Haunui  extra fine wool and Grade A1+ Mulberry silk combed top. This is a 70/30 blend. Please note that all photos are done with an Ott light and an iphone13

5.06 Ounces

Hold Tight -  gradient color way

Allons-y! fiber arts sells within the US and Canada only

I no longer combine orders for shipping. Whatever is paid for in your order is what ships in one package.

 

Haunui Hoggets are shorn when they are about 11 months of age. It is their first fleece and the finest they will ever shear. Micron count is tested after combing to get the most accurate count. Haunui tested in the grease can actually test finer. All Haunui wools have had a sample spin and knit done to assure the quality for the buyer's experience.

Hauni is a registered NZ breed. It is a cross between a Merino and longwool breed - usually Romney, Lincoln or Leicester and was bred to cope and thrive on the South Island foothills. To be considered Halfbred they can be either first cross or bred halfbred to halfbred. They are very hardy sheep but grow wool that is versatile and can cover a broad micron range depending on the direction of the studmaster. The fine line of hogget wool last year was 20.6 and the strongest adult line 27 micron. Haunui can be as strong as 33/34 micron. The finer micron wools tend to reflect their Merino heritage -lofty and soft. The stronger microns are usually longer in the staple and can show a little sheen in the wool.

 

Mulberry Silk is also known as Bombyx silk or Cultivated Silk. I consider it to be one of the best quality silks you can buy. It is produced from the silk worms of the Bombyx Mori Moth. Their diet consists of Mulberry leaves. Mulberry silk is produced in a controlled warm environment.

The Mulberry silk sliver in this blend is A1+. A1+ is made from the best quality mulberry kibisu.  A1+  looks more shiny and white than A1. All grade A silks have long strands, contains almost no impurities and have a natural pearly white color and sheen.

DYES: This combed top may retain some residual color from the dyeing process. Washing will not affect the level of color in your fiber. Since heavy metals are not used in these dyes some colors such as pink and turquoise may run slightly when washed. This is not a matter of too much dye being used. I recommend washing all hand dyed items separately.

WASHING: For washing this fiber please use room temperature or cool water only. Please do NOT agitate which can and will felt wool. You may use a wool wash if you wish.

PHOTOGRAPHS: All photographs have been done an Ott light and an iphone 13. PLEASE NOTE - that I have NO control over the differences from color monitor to color monitor or the brightness of your lighting in your computer.

STORAGE: All fiber is braided and sealed in plastic. This is great for saving space and for easy transport. If you are going to store your fiber, store it loosely and allow it to breathe. Otherwise wool can compress and even felt if left sealed in plastic. It is best to store away from heat, sunlight, and moisture.

My business is in my pet friendly, smoke free home. My two cats do not have access to the dye studio or the fiber room.