Australian Merino Jersey - Olive 0.5m
Composition: 100% merino wool
Weight: 200gsm (18.5 microns)
The Merino wool used for our jersey is 18.5 microns. A Micron is the measurement used to describe the diameter of a wool fibre. The finest gauge wool comes from Merino sheep which are considered to have some of the finest wool in the world, often measuring smaller than 24 Microns in diameter. To give you an idea of how small that is, a human hair is on average around 100 Microns wide!
Our Merino jersey is RWS certified. This means our wool comes from farms within Australia that have a progressive approach to managing their land, practice holistic respect for their animals and abide by non-mulsing practices.
This merino jersey is incredibly soft, and will work beautifully for garments that are to be worn against the skin, including babywear.
Make: Wondering what to create with this luxurious and incredibly comfortable jersey? Any of your tried and true layering pieces would work beautifully in merino! The new Seamwork Milo cardigan and the Mathilde wrap dress may be the first of many pieces I stitch up.
Care instructions: Please prewash this merino jersey in the same way you intend to care for your finished garment. You can machine wash this jersey on a wool cycle in a cool temperature. We suggesting using a PH neutral gentle detergent / wool wash wherever possible. Avoid optic whiteners.
Line dry or tumble dry on low and remove just before completely dry. Iron using the wool setting on your iron. Although strong, Merino is a very fine fibre so please be careful not to wash with any zippers, jeans button's etc. as they can catch on your beautiful merino garments.
See our other merino fabric options here.
Please note: Monitor settings can change the way these colours are viewed on screen. A swatch card is available to help eliminate any guess work.
Australian Merino Jersey - Olive 0.5m
About A+R Fabrics
A+R is owned and operated by passionate creative Katrina Hope, from her small rural studio located in regional Victoria, Australia.
The name A+R comes from her daughters names, Arlo + Remi.
A+R was established in 2018 with the mission for the business being to offer the highest quality fabrics with a strong focus on natural fibres.
What A+R does differently
A+R carries a unique range of colours and textures that have a strong focus on natural fibres.
Our love of working with and wearing natural fibres is reflected in the collection.
We strives to provide the sewing community an interesting range of fabrics that can only be found here.
Where is A+R?
The A+R Studio is located in beautiful regional Victoria, to the North East of Melbourne.
At this stage we are only online, but do have plans to open the studio for occasional visits.
Order collection is available with prior communication with Katrina.
Local delivery is also available - please use the 'Chat with Us!' bubble to get in touch to discuss.
Placing your first online order?
Ordering from a new store, or placing your first online fabric order can feel a little risky!
A+R Fabrics strives to create an easy + enjoyable shopping experience, whether it's your first of tenth order with us.
We've tried to include as much information about each fabric as possible, but we welcome any questions you may have about project suitability, etc.
We offer swatches as a way of viewing our collection prior to purchase.
We offer free swatches to AU + NZ customers so that you can check out our fabrics in person.
This way you can check the colour, weight, handfeel and even run the swatch under your sewing machine to ensure it's going to be the right choice for you project.
Swatches are avaiable to friends in other areas - the website will charge a small fee to cover postage.
A+R is a micro sized (sole operator) business which means our fulfilment times can be a little longer than some of our friends in the Industry.
The current fulfilment time is 2-3 business days.
This is my 2nd Merino purchase from A & R. Won’t be my last!
The quality of this Merino is amazing. I have made cardigans in the navy and black so far and washed and worn many times. No pilling and no sign of fading or losing its shape. I Just cold wash in the machine in a wash bag using wool wash. Now I can make my own Smitten brand type garments for 1/4 of the price of a ready to wear.