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Ashland Bay Merino/Tussah Silk

A fantastic blend using tussah silk and subtlely multi-colored merino wool which creates a shimmering yarn with multi-faceted color.

70% Merino Wool/30% Tussah Silk
Hand Wash
$2.99 oz $2.19 oz


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Ashland BayMerino/Tussah Silk

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Lovely stuff indeed!

By dinsdale5

from Northampton, Massachusetts

About Me Fiber junkie, Novice

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  • Drafts easily
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft


  • A bit schlubby
  • Sheds

Best Uses

  • Garments requiring drape
  • Scarves
  • Shawls

Comments about Ashland Bay Merino/Tussah Silk:

I purchased this to spin in the 2012 Tour De Fleece. Not a fiber for a beginner, but offers a bit of a challenge and some fun surprises for the intermediate spinner. The colors spin up very subtly compared to the top -and has some decent size schlubbs in it that add visual interest to the yarn itself. Drafts nicely but can be a bit tricky to spin-but when spun and plied you get a buttery soft and subtly shiny yarn that has quite a bit of jewel like color that make this yarn just sparkle. The finished yarn has a lovely drape to it-perfect for shawls or a lovely fashion sweater.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


Love it!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ashland Bay Merino/Tussah Silk:

So soft, so shiny, so buttery. And an unbelievable good price. I love this fiber and will absolutely be spinning with it again and frequently. My only complaint is that I ordered the red color and it very purple, even in the fiber. And once it was spun it was absolutely purple with a hint of reddish to it. Don't get me wrong, it's beautiful and I'm happy. But if I had been looking strongly for red I would have been disappointed. So choose color with a grain of salt.

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