Material: 100% Southdown
Braids will be 4 ounces or greater.
Wool Origin: UK
Southdown is a dual-purpose "Down" breed that produces a medium wool. They produce versatile fiber that is not next-to-skin soft for most, but is suitable for socks, mittens, and outerwear. This is a great breed to branch out with, as it is easy to spin (in my experience)! I've heard some say that down breeds are harder to felt, but I have not tested this and don't recommend testing it on a finished project.
Colors: Every braid is different. Even within dye sessions colorways may have a variance in color.
Care: I always recommend handwashing any wool yarn and items made with wool yarn. Yarn or fiber listed as superwash wool may be washed in the washing machine on the gentle setting with cold water and laid flat to dry.
Disclaimers: After the finished skeins are washed, some bleeding may occur (especially on colorways with turquoise or red/magenta). It should stop within a few washes.
I always attempt to photograph each braid’s color accurately, but monitor settings vary. I photograph in natural lighting, which varies with the seasons. I attempt to capture an accurate representation of each colorway, but the first photo is a representation of the color and size of the braid you will receive. I take photos with every new batch, so I don't use stock photos. Some braids will have differences in color (i.e. white spots, different balance of color, etc.) to the main listing photograph.