Shropshire Wool Roving - Pack of Dogs 1 - 3.9 ounces

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This is a hand painted roving, or more properly combed wool top, for hand spinning.

This roving is shades of brown and gray.

Local black-faced sheep were recorded in the Shropshire Downs of England as far back as the 14th century. In the 19th century, local breeders crossed the local Downs sheep with Southdown, Cotswold and Leicester sheep to produce a medium-size, dual purpose breed that was given the name Shropshire. They became one of the most popular sheep across Europe and North America. Considered the ideal farm sheep, they are efficient feeders, prolific breeders and generally docile. Shropshire wool is medium grade, springy, bulky and hard-wearing, but not best suited for next-to-the-skin use. Fiber diameter is about 32 microns and staple length is 2.5-4".

My rovings 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 rovings from which I spin my yarns, so I dye them for that.

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.

Fiber: Shropshire wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 3.9 ounces, 111 g