Fibre: Beersheba Castledale [double-combed tops]
Hand-dyed at Beersheba Farm
Purchase options: 50g, 100g or 200g. If choosing an option that is a backorder please allow approx 14 days for your order to be processed and posted.
Beersheba Farm ‘Castledale’ fleeces are now *double-combed* into buttery soft, easy-to-spin tops.
We are excited to present our beautiful wool to you!
Castledale is an ideal wool for beginners to handspinning due to the fibre length and easy of handling. Experienced spinners will also fall in love with this wool for a relaxed spin. Beersheba Castledale wool has a lovely pearly sheen and is useful for a range of garments due to the lofty tendencies of the fibre.
The tops tested at 24.4 micron with an average 14cm staple length.
This wool from our farm has been fully processed here in Victoria and has low “miles”. The Castledale sheep are our own “invention” and unique to Beersheba Farm. Our Castledale combed tops are licensed with the Australian Fibre Collective as they are 100% Australian-grown and processed.
Please be aware that colours may vary on different computers and there may be slight variation in colour between batches. We try to have a picture of the current dyelot here.
Colour notes: This item is hand-dyed and ideally the dye has fully exhausted and/or any residual dye has been rinsed from the wool. However, sometimes, especially with the merino tops, there may be a small amount of excess colour rinse out of a finished product since I don’t like over-handling the fibre. As with new clothing, please make sure you wash in cool water and “wash separately”, especially on the first wash.