Rambouillet Fibre Tops
Rambouillet is also known as the French Merino. The development of the Rambouillet breed started in 1786, when Louis XVI purchased over Spanish merino (318 ewes, 41 rams and 7 wethers) from his cousin, Charles III of Spain. The flock was subsequently developed on an experimental royal farm, the Bergerie royale of Louis XVI, on his domain of Rambouillet, 50 km southwest of Paris. The flock was raised exclusively at the Bergerie, with no sheep being sold until well into the 19th century. These tops are the direct descendants from this royal flock from France and are 19micron.
Rambouillet is very bouncy, fluffy and is next to skin soft with a very nice handle for hand spinning, happy to be spun woollen or worsted. Whether you just started spinning or have spun for years, Rambouillet is perfect. There’s something about this wool that inspires joy. Rambouillet sucks up the dye and yields rich opulent colours. Rambouillet just begs to be spun into a fabulous rich yarn. If you love felting: Rambouillet felts very easily.
Fibre Top Roving details
Weight:100g / 3.52oz
Contents: Rambouillet 100%
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