“Malachite’ Uniblend – green wool roving blend with viscose. A unique felting product made exclusively for Unicorn Fibres. Comprising equal parts 19 micron Australian merino and viscose (plant) roving. Shades of clear cool green create this green wool roving blend. A glorious 50/50 blend of animal and plant fibre, with an ultra soft hand. With the sheen of the viscose and the extra-fine merino wool, it creates interesting possibilities for felting and spinning. Our UNIBLENDS provide a cost effective alternative to silk blends with ingredients that have been sustainably sourced. Dyed in accordance with Oeko-Tek standards in a GOTS certified dye house. GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standards and certified companies must comply with comprehensive rules for the ecological and socially responsible production of textiles.
Malachite Uniblend, being a variegated green wool roving blend, lends itself to one directional layouts. This maximises the effect of the viscose when felted. Especially good for cobweb style scarves, as the viscose incorporated into the wool means both sides look good. Saves time where normally decorative fibre would require laying out on each side, reducing thickness and adding strength to the item. Shingled laying out produces less definition than a cobweb layout but with a subtle sheen that adds life to the item. Prefelts made in one or 2 directions will also add lustre to any project. Also available in other colours.