Dinkie Dye Gossamer Blend Top
The fine fibres in the Dinky Dye Blend enable you to effortlessly spin a lace weight yarn. The fibres are longer than those of a normal Merino Wool top, so anyone looking to hand spin a fine gauge/ lace weight yarn should try this. The longer staple also makes it easier to spin for beginners. No treatment, in any fashion, is needed to handle this top – it is suitable for all levels to spin
Standard 2 ply
-standard worsted 2 ply only required single twist
-effortlessly spins laceweight without fighting the fibre-used a medium twist in singles and ply which produced a balanced yarn with no shedding or splitting of fibres
-44.8g produced 187.5m of yarn
Worsted Chain (approx 5 ply)
-spun with medium twist in singles and ply
-gives nice round chain which is light in hand and even
-48.4g produced 49.5m of yarn
-hand carded fibre into rolags to produce woollen yarn-gives a beautiful soft fibre with a slight halo. You could brush the halo up further if you wanted the emphasise the halo effect.
-42.5g produced 241.5m of yarn.
-used low immersion method as it reduces the chance of felting.-handled nicely in prewetting as had little slippage-didn’t felt and took dye beautifully-no hindrance for dyers despite low micron – You don’t need to be an advanced dyer to dye this fibre.