Merino Wool Roving, 21.5 micron - Summer Place 1 - 4.0 ounces
This is a hand dyed wool roving for spinning and felting.
This roving is in shades of orange, yellow, red, green and blue.
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 21.5 micron diameter fiber, a medium grade Merino.
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.
Our 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.
Fiber: 21.5 micron Merino wool
Source: Ashland Bay
Weight: 4.0 ounces, 113 g