From 1st April 2019, 5% of our sales at www.countessablaze.com and in-store will be used as microloans on Kiva. Kiva is a worldwide project specialising in microfinancing small businesses and individuals who are locked out of accessing business aid from mainstream banks and organisations.
Microfinancing gives people an opportunity to begin businesses, or grow them and a number are textiles based. Textiles based loans will be our major interest but we'll also lend to others.
A minimum of 100 grams (3.5oz) of hand dyed combed tops and custom blend fibres in small amounts, perfect for blending on drum carders, hand carders or blending boards, felting, or using as is. If you have any fibre allergies or sensitivities, this may not be the pack for you.
Fibres differ from pack to pack and are dependent upon what we have to hand and we cannot take colour requests. These packs are mixed colours for projects that require all sorts of hues. The photograph is representative of what you might receive but each pack is a surprise.
Fibres can be any of the following: BFL, Merino, Shetland, Manx, Falkland, Gotland, Finn, Dorset Horn, Perendale, Masham, Wensleydale, Corriedale, Woodland Whiteface, Polwarth, silk, camel, llama, mohair, cashmere... and quite possibly more!
The pack may contain superwash fibre but it will be predominately non-superwash.