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The New Zealand Brushtail Possum is a different species from that of the US. Here our possum is an introduced species that sadly has decimated our native forests and wildlife. It is viewed as a pest here in New Zealand and efforts are being made to control it.

The possum fur is a soft , dense and wonderfully light fiber. The fur has a hollow shaft ( like the mink ) which helps it retain heat exceptionally well.It is said to keep its warmth when wet and even in freezing temperatures.

Our Possum fiber is sought locally from our farm . We ensure it is clean and free from vegatative matter. It is sold as a raw and unwashed fiber. It is not difficult to wash - but you can see for yourself the quality of the fiber without it being masked with "cleaning " products.

This fiber does not smell if it is gathered freshly , stored well and taken from an animal that is in good condition. We have sold to buyers around the world and have had no complaints of bad smells or stinks. Buyer Beware- if your possum fiber smells badly.- the animal may have been killed with poison and then its fur gathered at a later date.

As a spinner , I use it blended with merino fiber from our farm. It becomes a wonderfully luxurious yarn with beautiful flecks of brown , black and mocca.

I even use it directly - without washing - blended with merino or alpaca - spun into yarn and then washed as skeins....it works beautifully!

On offer is 100 gm of raw possum fiber to work with. We recomend blending it to spin . It does not felt well.

If you want to buy smaller or larger amounts just convo us and let us know what you are looking for .....


*** We also offer customers this assurance- that our possum fiber is collected without the use of poison baits. We WILL NOT collect possum fiber that has been in contact with poison baits ( cynide ).We gather all the possum fiber ourselves from our farm - know where they come from and if they are safe. We can do this as we do not have a middleman /person to deal with or buy from...the fiber comes to you direct from our farm This is our promise to you. *****

Please ensure your country allows the importation of fibers from overseas.We have sent to the USA without any issues.

Here is some feedback from our US buyer Battyrubble

"Hi Tammy, the fiber is great! Before blending it, it has to be hand carded first, its sooooo fine that the fibers clump.
Right now I'm trying different combinations, and then do some spinning and knitting samples"

and

"I cant wait to spin with it. its going to make some gorgeous scarves. And let people know that hand carding really does the trick in making easy to drum card and blend it with other longer fibers. "

and

"Absolutely fantastic transaction! Great stuff to work with, I'm blending it with silk and cashmere for a great big sweater."


You can follow us on our Facebook page at Mystic Hills Ngaroma!! We would love to have you join us!

Or read our blog at
http://mystichillsngaroma.blogspot.com/

you can see exactly where your beautiful possum fiber comes from.

New Zealand 100gms Possum Fiber for Spinning


Overview

  • Handmade Supply
  • Material: raw unwashed possum fiber
  • Ships worldwide from New Zealand
  • Feedback: 57 reviews
  • Favorited by: 13 people