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Mill End Fibers

fi-213 Mill End Fibers - $13.50/lb - 85¢/oz

Projects don't have to cost a lot if you're flexible in your planning. Our assortment varies, but it's all nice stuff. Wool, mohair, blends, white, dyed colors. Sold as packaged, from a few ounces to a few pounds.
You'll have to dig thru this yourself or call and ask what we have.

Natural-colored Wools

fi-202  Australian 64's Merino Wool Top $26.00/lb $1.95/oz This soft white wool is one of our best sellers and my own favorite finewool. Spin it alone or blend it with other precious fibers. 21.5-micron. Excellent for felting.

fi-218  Merino Superwash Wool Top $28.00/lb $2.10/oz Non-felting natural white basic for stress-free dyeing, blending, or just spinning alone. 21.5 micron.

 fi-229  Falkland Wool Top, snow-melt processed $27.50/lb $2.06/oz  This is a luxurious corriedale-type wool from the Falkland Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean. There are no known sheep diseases that require dipping on the islands, so the sheep are not dipped in any chemical bath. The wool is processed in Italy using snow melt from the Alps, which enhances its whiteness. Ask for a sample!

fi-228  Fine Shetland Wool Top $27.00/lb $2.03/ozĀ  Natural white. 25/26 micron, 5" staple length.

fi-212  Superfine Merino 80's Wool Top $30.60/lb $2.29/oz. Soft, silky luxury! Natural white, 19 micron.

fi-217  Natural brown Merino Wool Top $24.00/lb $1.80/oz. State color: Light Brown or Medium Brown. (limited)

fi-214ab Corriedale crossbred wool top $15.95/lb $1.19/oz A versatile, budget-priced natural white wool that felts well. 29.5 micron.

*fi-224  Corriedale Wool Sliver This is a nice wool, good for felting and easy for beginning spinners to use. From Ashford. See fi-314 for dyed colors.
   Natural white $24.95/lb $1.88/oz
    Med gray, silver gray, dark gray $28.95/lb $2.18/oz

fi-231 Targhee wool top $26.00/lb $1.95/oz This natural white Targhee combed top is a domestically grown wool that is processed in the United States. The Targhee breed was developed at the Experimental Sheep Station in Dubois, Idaho in the mid 1900's. The foundation stock was ewes of Rambouillet, Corriedale, and Lincoln bloodlines bred back to Rambouillet rams. This wool has been selected specifically for Ashland Bay's Targhee yarn program. 23/23.5 micron.

fi-240 Cheviot wool top $17.50/lb $1.31/oz Easy to spin wool is excellent for beginning spinners! Natural white, 27-33 microns, 5.5" staple length.

fi-801j Merino Wool & Tussah Silk Top $41.00/lb $3.08/oz 20% silk blended into luxurious finewool adds a pale golden cast and rich drape.


Very, very beautiful....

Blue-Faced Leicester wool top 

This breed is relatively fine for a longwool, producing a silky, lofty, semi-lustrous yarn that drapes well. 7" staple.

*fi-225 Natural white $31.00/lb $2.33/oz
*fi-210 Dark (natural brown, shown at left) $33.00/lb $2.48/oz

The dreamiest...
fi-210mix BFL Mix (75% natural, 25% brown - exceptionally silky!) $32.50/lb $2.44/oz

Superwash Blue-Faced Leicester wool top
fi210sw Natural white, 5" staple, lofty & easy drafting $29.00/lb $2.18/oz

Dyed Wools


Dyed Corriedale
Wool Sliver

fi-314 $29.95/lb $2.25/oz This versatile New Zealand wool comes in rich, pure colors for spinning alone, blending, or felting. By Ashford. Moss, Navy, Marigold, Fir, Eggplant, Pumpkin, Teal, Lilac Haze, Nutmeg, Sky Blue, Rose, Berry, Periwinkle, Black, Chili Pepper, Smoke, Copper, Camel, Lima bean, Chocolate, Blue, Green, Magenta, Orange, Purple, Turquoise, Yellow, Red, Cherub, Ice, Apricot, Mint, Cupcake, Sweet Pea, Honey, Candy, Indigo Lagoon, Lime, Lavender, Lemon, Pansy, Raspberry, Tangerine, Butterscotch, Toffee

Prepackaged color variety packs:
1-lb dyed Corriedale Color Pack   $31.95

includes a random mix of approx 24 colors (pictured)
2-oz dyed Corriedale Color Pack   $11.95
Approx 1/10-oz each of 20 colors

1-lb Color Packs also available in
dyed Merino top $38.50

fi-316 Merino Solid-color Dyed Wool Top $36.00/lb $2.70/oz Soft, silky, beautiful colors. Excellent for felting as well as spinning. Brown, Red, Black, Pewter, Purple, Peach, Horizon, Turquoise Green, Olive, Buff, Pumpkin, Tartan Green, Blue, Sky, Plum, Midnight Blue, Pink, Khaki, Yellow, Garden Ivy, Pine, Teal, Lavender, Salmon, Rosewood, Maroon, Navy, Coral, Begonia, Ice Blue, Dusty Green, Gold, Camel, Burnt Orange, Violet, Mocha, Ruby, Lime, Peacock, Fuchsia, Vanilla, Spice, Cinnabar, Mint, Bottle, Dijon, Nutmeg, Lilac, Aqua, Steele, Crocus, Bitter Chocolate, Grey, Carbon, Magenta, Patina, Wine, Aqua, Cafe Au Lait, Glacier, Celery, Jade, Hyancinth, Royal, Berry, Eggplant, Tomato

fi-316 Dyed Merino 1-lb Color Pack $38.50 includes a random mix of approx 24 colors (see pic above of dyed corriedale)

fi-320 Colonial Multicolor Wool Top $29.95/lb $2.25/oz Dyed Corriedale-type wools have been combed into multi-color tops. The color names are simple; the resulting yarns are spectacular! Red, Green, Blue, Teal, Purple, Goldenrod, Navy, Burgundy, Dark Green, Blue Green, Northern Lights, Mahogany, Agate, Jewel, Crimson (Discontinued line. Not all colors available.)

fi-322 Merino Multicolor Wool Top $39.50/lb $2.97/oz. Dyed Merino wool has been combed into multi-color tops, offering beautiful and striking color combinations. Rose Quartz (dusty pink), Sandalwood (aged gold), Cranberry, Garnet (purpley eggplant), Mohave, English Garden (greens,blues), Baltic, Sunflower, Riverstone, Sage, Denim, Midnight, Forest, Amethyst, Snapdragon, Daffodil, Hollyberry, Lapis Go to to see color samples of their complete line. Detta's is happy to special order if you see something we don't have listed.

fi-325 Multicolor Merino wool/ Tussah silk Top $44.00/lb $3.30/oz This softly-colored blend of 70% dyed merino wool and 30% tussah silk is soft and lofty with a rich sheen. Red, Sea Mist, Green, Mackenzie, Autumn, Concord, Bay Breeze, DelMar, Diablo, Jamaica

Alpaca, Llama

fi-1501 Suri alpaca 90% & mohair 10% top, dyed black $50.00/lb $3.75/oz Coal black with a rich sheen. 8" staple.

fi-1502 Alpaca & Tussah Silk Top $45.00/lb $3.38/oz Rich brown or Fawn alpaca 70% and golden silk 30% are combed into a streaked arrangement for luxurious spinning. The brown blend gives a nice effect for hair for a "middle-aged" doll. Please indicate which color you want.

fi-1503   50% Fine Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool, 20% Tussah Silk Top $45.00/lb $3.38/oz Natural creamy color with a subtle sheen.

   fi-1505   Baby Llama Top, super dehaired

$17.50/2-oz pkg. For when you want a supersoft luxury yarn! Beautiful creamy beige.

fi-1507 Alpaca 30% Corriedale 70% overdyed sliver $32.95/lb $2.47/oz Fine brown alpaca and soft corriedale are blended into a streaky sliver, then dyed to give rich earthy blends. 29 micron. Discontinued; inquire for colors and availability.

Camel, Cashmere, Yak

fi-906 Superfine merino 80% cashmere 20%  $69.95/lb $4.95/oz A light brown top that is light as a feather and so silky!

fi-904ab Baby Camel Top $75.00/lb $5.63/oz Very soft, silky, and beautiful! Spin alone or blend.

fi-905ab Baby Camel Top, natural white (light fawn) $99.00/lb $7.43/oz 17.7 micron, approx 2.5" staple. Lighter shade than the fi904ab baby camel top.

fi-801ab Baby Camel & Tussah Silk Top  $ 72.00/lb $5.40/oz Fine baby camel and golden tussah silk, blended 50-50 for the ultimate in luxury! Velvety caramel sheen!

fi-902 Cashmere Top, natural white  $145.00/lb $10.88/oz The ultimate in softness! 17 micron, approx 1.75" staple.

fi-1000y Tibetan Yak Top  $75.00/lb $5.63/oz Rich and dark like a smooth dark chocolate! Almost as soft as cashmere. Approx 1.5" staple.

fi-1000mys Merino, Yak, & Cultivated Silk Top 60/20/20 $68.00/lb $5.10/oz White merino, dark brown yak and sparkling white silk are blended into a heathery top which spins into a lustrous gray/brown medium shade. 3.5" staple.


fi-400oz Fine Young Adult Mohair Top $36.00/lb $2.70/oz.  Lustrous white with a 5" staple.

*fi-415 Black Mohair Top, dyed $48.00/lb $3.60/oz  Shiny and coat black!

Cotton, Tencel, Corn, Bamboo, Soy

fi-1210  Ingeo
$24.00/lb $1.80/oz.  "Ingeo" (in-gee-o) means Ingredients from the Earth. This lustrous top is snowy white, lustrous, very soft, and is MADE FROM CORN! Approx 3" staple.

fi-1217  Black Dyed Bamboo Top
$30.00/lb $2.25/oz. 

try something different.... 

Black Diamond Top carbonized bamboo

*fi-1209blk $42.50/lb $3.19/oz  

 According to the American Chemical Society, in 1879, Thomas Edison invented the first incandescent light bulb. It used electricity to heat a thin strip of material, called a filament, until it glowed. Edison may also have created the first commercial carbon fiber. Early filaments, were made from bamboo slivers which were formed into the proper size and shape then baked them at high temperatures. Since bamboo consists mostly of cellulose, a natural linear polymer made of repeating units of glucose, the filament was "carbonized," when heated. It became a true carbon copy of the starting material - an all-carbon fiber with the same exact shape. Tungsten wire soon displaced these carbon filaments, but they were still used on U.S. Navy ships as late as 1960 because they withstood ship vibrations better than tungsten.

Bamboo carbon fiber, called Black Gold or Black Diamond by those in the industry, is resistant to ultra violet rays and possesses anti-odor properties. It also adjusts well to both humidity and dryness. The fiber sold for spinning is blended with polyester.



fi-800c Bombyx Silk Top $65.00/lb $4.88/oz Fine white silk, so lustrous and smooth that it sparkles. A fiber treat!

fi-800br Bombyx Silk Brick $60.00/lb $4.50/oz White silk combed into a thick, lofty top and wound into a soft semi-brick shape. Weight of a brick ranges from 3.2 to 4oz.

fi-800n Bombyx Silk Noils $21.50/lb $1.62/oz Little nebs & noils of fine white silk, just waiting to add interest & texture to your yarn.

fi-801bt Bleached Tussah Silk Top $52.00/lb $3.90/oz Beautiful creamy shade and vibrant luster.

fi-801j Merino Wool & Tussah Silk Top $41.00/lb $3.08/oz 20% silk blended into luxurious finewool adds a pale golden cast and rich drape.


Brown & white Blue Faced Leicester
& Tussah Silk Top mix 85/15

Well blended with a rich sheen! 4.5" staple

fi-210mixTuss $34.00/lb $2.55/oz

fi-325 Multicolor Merino wool & Tussah Silk Top $44.00/lb $3.30/oz This softly-colored blend of 70% dyed merino wool and 30% tussah silk is soft and lofty with a rich sheen. Red, Sea Mist, Green, Mackenzie, Autumn, Concord, Bay Breeze, DelMar, Diablo, Jamaica

fi-709 Cotton & Silk Top $49.00/lb $3.67/oz. This 70/30 baby-soft blend combines the sheen of silk and the loft of cotton. Very pretty! Natural white.

Flax, Hemp

fi-1203 Hemp Top  $29.00/lb $2.18/oz A natural pale gold plant fiber, similar to flax.



111 minutes $41.50 (Patsy Zawistoski) Each of these fibers has its own unique history, each is available in its own unique form, and each requires various modifications of spinning technique. You will learn all about these in this video. You will learn about the various fiber preparations that can be purchased, plus appropriate drafting, plying and finishing techniques for each fiber. You will learn how the choice of original preparation affects the finished yarn. Each fiber will be addressed separately, allowing you to study one fiber at a time. It will be helpful if you are familiar with wool spinning and comfortable with your spinning wheel. VHS or DVD

Nylon, Rayon, Synthetics

1-oz bag $1.80

fi-1304ab Sparkling white nylon fiber for blending and spinning. Adds strength to sock heels. Can be dyed. Buy a full pound and pay only $24.00.

Sample is white Firestar dyed with Gaywool Mulberry and Iceburg (Bush Blend)

   dyed Firestar
1-oz bag $2.65

fi-1303ab  Soft, sparkling nylon fiber for blending and spinning.

Green, Red, Tropic

fi-1302 Bright Viscose top (rayon) $22.00/lb. $1.65/oz Shiny, bright, and very white!

Fiber prices include shipping if you are ordering more than $80. If you are getting less than $80 of fiber and yarn combined, please add $4.00 for mailing.

Use the per pound price if you are ordering 1-lb or more of that fiber. If you want less than a pound, use the per ounce price.

  Detta's Spindle

209 9th St NW, Buffalo, MN 55313        
Phone 763-682-4389