Bergschaf wool - Carded batts

Bergschaf wool carded batts in natural white and grey.  Mixed Bergschaf & Maori (NZ wools) in various colour blends also now available. With coarse wool of up to 33 microns, Bergschaf is German for ‘mountain sheep’, and comes from the mountains of Austria and adjacent areas of Italy.  Particularly useful for making structural projects, this strong wool suits the making of rugs, vessels, boots and bags.  These dyed and natural carded batts are quick to layout and the wool is fast to felt and excellent as a core wool for needle felting.  Also suitable for stuffing. Coloured batts available in our ‘Maori’ range of wool batts carded from Corriedale and Coopworth wool from New Zealand around 27 micron.

A strong wool, Bergschaf wool is easier to use in the form of a batt rather than roving. After opening up the batt, you can separate it into thinner layers and use it as required. The batts make the felting process quicker as the need for directional laying out of the fibre is eliminated. Despite washing before carding, some vegetable matter may remain and can be seen in the fibre. This disappears during the wet felting process.

Being a high micron wool, this fibre can overpower other finer wool like an extra-fine merino or special effect fibres. However, this can also produce some really interesting and subtle effects in your felting. Besides wet felting, DHG Bergschaf wool batts suits other techniques such as needle felting and spinning.

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