Carded Merino Wool Silver / Roving - 044 Lilac

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100% pure New Zealand merino wool, professionally washed, scoured, dyed and carded into sliver/roving.
22-24 micron. This roving is well suited to spinning, wet felting and needle felting. Merino is also ideal for super fine knitting, crochet and lacework
Merino wool is very soft with a closely spaced crimp. You can spin a fine woollen yarn using the long draw or a worsted yarn using a short draw. Merino is ideal for super fine knitting, crochet and lacework
Ashford Merino sliver is a 100% New Zealand product with wool from pasture-fed sheep from our high country sheep stations. We know many of the farmers - some of whom have farmed the land for generations. They take great pride in the quality of their wool and the high standard of animal husbandry. The sheep are well cared for and are not mulesed.
After the sheep are shorn, on the farm, the wool is carefully skirted and checked. Only wool that is sound, clean with good fibre length, bulk and colour is selected. It is sent to a boutique New Zealand mill to be dyed, carded and combed.
It is scoured (washed) using an environmentally-friendly, biodegradable detergent . The wool is then dried and dyed. The dyes comply with the strict EU regulations and garments made from the sliver can be certified under the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. This standard is the most widely known standard for certification of ecologically-safe clothing. (Detailed information can be found at www.oekotex.com). The fibre is then gently opened and conditioned. Carding machines align the fibres and remove any foreign matter. It is then gilled and combed.
Properties AK-I AK-II KDR-I KDR-II ZQ-II AK-II

Pile Height Created

Cut Pile

Loop Pile

Cut Pile

Cut & Loop Pile

Cut & Loop Pile

Cut & Loop Pile

Ease of Use

Easy

Easy

VERY Easy

Easy

Medium

Medium to Hard

Speed Range

5-45 stitches/sec

Adjustable

5-45 stitches/sec

Adjustable

5-45 stitches/sec

Adjustable

5-45 stitches/sec

Adjustable

New March 2021 Machine will have Speed Adjustment

Not Adjustable

Electricity

110V – 240V (Universal Adapter)

*Requires 2 Pin Figure 8 Cable for your country*

110V – 240V (Universal Adapter)

*Requires 2 Pin Figure 8 Cable for your country*

110V or 220V

110V or 220V

110V or 220V

110V – 240V (Universal Adapter)

*Requires 2 Pin Figure 8 Cable for your country*

Size

48 x 22 x 8 cm

TBC

43 x 22 x 8 cm

Weight

1.4 kg

1.4 kg

2.1 kg

TBC

2.2kg

Operating Principle

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic & Pneumatic

(Air Compressor Required

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