Merino Humbug Wool Roving - Door to Fairy Land 2 - 4.2 ounces

$13.65 USD

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This is a hand dyed wool roving, or more properly combed top, for spinning and felting.

This roving is in shades of green, blue, orange and brown.

Merino is the standard by which the fineness of wool is graded and is among the softest fleeces in the world. It’s an old breed, originally brought to the Iberian peninsula in the 12th or 13th century. Being small bodied, it is grown mostly for its exquisite wool. The staple is crimpy and shorter than some other popular breeds, but makes up for that in its legendary softness.

This is a blend of natural colored white and gray wool, which we have overdyed. The blending process creates a striped effect, so the mill calls this "humbug" after its resemblance to a striped British candy. We apply the Humbug name to distinguish it from the other Merino varieties we carry.

We name our braids based on the inspirations we get from the colors, drawing on nature, literature, mythology, geography, and our lives and travels.  Braids with the same name numbered sequentially are a matched set that were dyed together, although they may have different weights and look slightly different in the photos.  Each colorway is unique; we may sometimes repeat names, when a new colorway strikes us the same way as an older one.

Our braids are dyed with fairly even distribution of colors. Photos are of each side of the coil, so you can see as much of the color as possible. These are the same braids from which I spin my yarns, so I dye them for that.

Fiber: Merino wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 4.2 ounces, 119 g