boreray fibre – blends and applications

I have experimented with processing and using boreray fleece in several ways. Although I have no way of measuring the macron count the softness and texture varies from one animal to another. It has proved to be a versatile and resilient fibre.

Blended with hebridean fleece to produce roving the result is a roving which is a pleasant natural marled light brown colour which is perfect for peg loom products and can be easily spun to product a versatile thick yarn. This yarn has been used to make warm protective handwarmers and rug wool.

Blended with 30 percent mohair boreray fleece has been used to produce DK and Aran yarn, creamy honey in colour with a subtle natural sheen.

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