Faroe Island Wool Roving - Explorer 1 - 4.2 ounces


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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 red, teal, bronze, gray and purple.

Faroe Island sheep are a primitive breed, related to the Icelandic and Old Norwegian breeds. They are smaller bodied and well adapted to mountainous terrain. This wool has a light gray base color with some darker hairs heathered in. The hand somewhat resembles Masham. It is said to be good for felting. Fiber diameter is about 35 microns and the staple length about 3.5-4.0 inches.

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: Faroe Island wool
Weight: 4.2 ounces, 119 g