Shetland wool is warm, thick, and comfortable to the touch. It isn’t as luxurious and soft as merino or cashmere, but it doesn’t have prickly guard hairs, the hairs that itch. Lofty and light, this wool allows you to makes textile art or sweaters that aren’t too heavy. Shetland fibers are strong and weather well: they don’t wear out quickly or pill. Shetland wool felts with ease, creating beautifully soft and stable felt art and sculpture.