18 micron carded merino wool

This fibre.

The following pictures are 18 micron carded merino wool.  They come in bats of about 85 cm (33 inches wide). This short fiber is perfect to make jewelry and precise and detailed work on dolls that are needle felted. You need to use multiple layers to cross the fibers like when you use roving. That way you cross the fibers to make the felt stronger. Contrairy to roving that is brushed like hairs this fiber is shorter and more blended and easier to felt. It is usually sold in 250, 500 and 1 kilo sizes.

Ces laines proviennent de laine mérinos. Elle est 18 micron.  Les nappes sont approximativement 85 cm ( 33 pouces de large).