Breed Exploration Starter Pack
We adore these Breed Exploration Starter Packs from our amazing (and local!) friend, dyer, spinner, and carder, Keira Wiggins. Keira created the Breed Exploration Starter Kits for new and experiences spinners to get a feel for the wool from six different breeds of sheep. This is a fun way to dig deeper into your spinning or felting practice and start to explore the unique qualities of some of our favorite breeds! This pack goes great alongside The Field Guide to Fleece 100 Sheep Breeds and How To Use Their Fibers by Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson.
Each starter pack includes 20g of undyed fiber from the following breeds: Blue Faced Leicester (BFL), Corriedale, Merino, Polwarth, Shetland, Superwash Merino.
Keira Wiggins is a Jersey City based textile designer specializing in yarn dyes and color development. Her diverse background includes designing for Fortune 500 companies, traveling to India and Ghana to practice indigenous crafts with local artisans, and graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Keira has practiced various fiber arts since childhood, but her dedication to spinning yarn inspired her to develop a brand that honors her past, present, and the history of traditional textile arts. Her studio offers yarn, fabric, and found objects, carefully crafted and curated, from her hands to yours.