Butterfly Silk Fabric for 
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Mixed Bags are a great way to try a number of colors.

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Felting Batts!  We now stock Merino-Corriedale batts in 6 natural colors. 

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Color Palette Take a look at the entire color palette of our 100% merino roving
Merino wool fiber Color Palette from Outback Fibers
This palette is available NOW! Approx 1lb and contains approx. 22" of all colors. Buy Now

Wool Scarves

Check out this page showing some beautiful scarves and jackets. If you would like a workshop for scarves, contact us.

Sheepskins
Outback Fibers sells imported Australian sheepskins. These are great as throw rugs and baby mats. 

 

 

Margilan Butterfly Silk Fabric for Nuno Felting 

Now in 3 weights and widths

Outback Fibers Butterfly Silk Butterfly Silk--crepe
Gossamer Featherweight Crepe
 

Outback Fibers is delighted to announce our fabulous Margilan silk gauze that we call Butterfly Silk. When you handle this silk, you are reminded of the gossamer wings of a butterfly--so delicate and almost transparent.  It will add a new dimension to your nuno felting.  

Our lightest weight silk called Butterfly Gossamer is open-weave silk gauze with the look of a fine, lightweight cheesecloth, but with the wonderful luster of a habotai silk. Perfect for nuno felting in many applications.  I think this is the type of fabric featured in the video by Diana Nagorna....and wouldn't we all love to have that dress??  

We are now able to offer the Butterfly Silk in three weights.  We are unable to determine an equivalent momme count for this silk as it is quite different from the standard Chinese silk fabrics on the market.  We have taken photographs in an effort to convey the sheer nature of the fabrics.  The three weights of fabric are all different widths, so please note that when purchasing below.

The Gossamer silk is best used as a method of trapping surface design elements that might otherwise not attach themselves to the base fibers.  Due to its delicate weave, this weight comes with some inherent flaws that occur during the weaving process, but these usually disappear into the felt once it is fulled.  It is subject to snagging, so handle with care.

The Featherweight silk is a slightly tighter weave, but still lacks enough substance to stand alone as a base fabric.  Wonderful to use scrunched up for surface interest and since less wool will penetrate, there will be more texture created during fulling.

Our Crepe silk is the heaviest of our Butterfly line and can be used as a base fabric for nuno felting.  It is more like a habotai silk fabric.  We estimate this fabric to be approximately 8 momme.  We have tested the nuno felting characteristics and found that our Superfine Merino wool will work through the fabric but requires extra rolling.

We have all the fibers and fabrics you need to make fabulous garments and accessories.  Outback Fibers also sells dyed habotai and tissue silk fabric and dyed open weave silk mesh fabric to coordinate with our superfine space dyed merino.  Our fabrics allow you to produce incredible results for your Nuno felting projects.

These fabrics are perfect for your very own unique, one-of-a-kind piece of nuno felt sure to attract attention and interest.

 

Outback Fibers Butterfly Silk  Outback Fibers Butterfly Silk

   

Butterfly Silk Fabric

Fine Silk Fabric

(sold by the yard)
Outback Fibers Butterfly Silk

Margilan Butterfly Silk Gossamer
34" wide
This is the original product 

34" in width $6.00 / yd
Butterfly silk--Featherweight

Margilan Butterfly Silk Featherweight
27" wide

27" in width $7.00 / yd
Butterfly Silk--crepe

Margilan Butterfly Silk Crepe
37" wide

37" in width $10.00 / yd

 

Outback Fibers 
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for merino wool roving, pre-felts, and silk fibers

Address:  PO Box 55, Coaldale, CO  81222
Phone orders: 512-222-WOOL (9665) or 800-276-5015
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