A favorite among hand spinners, Shropshire is a soft, yet sturdy wool that wears well and is often difficult to find. Shropshires have a down type fiber, that makes unique wool yarn. Down fiber has a unique, spiral crimp. This spiral crimp gives the wool many of it's wonderful qualities. The elasticity, spring and loft is unlike other types of wool. The fiber also has great memory, meaning it does not crease or fold easily and gives beautiful stitch definition. The wool has a soft handle with little luster, appearing more "matte" than some types of wool.
- Breed: Shropshire
- Weight: 250g
- Staple Length: 2.5 - 4 inches
- Micron Average: 31-33