Lleyn Wool Roving - Grape Juice 2 - 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 purple.

The Lleyn sheep originate in the Lleyn peninsula in northern Wales, and are now found throughout the United Kingdom. They are raised principally for meat, but also produce a medium-grade wool suitable for a wide range of uses. Our Lleyn has a slightly stiff hand, and is probably best for projects requiring a sturdier wool. Most people will not want to use it for next-to-the-skin garments. Fiber diameter is 31-33 microns and staple length ranges from about 2.5-4.75 inches.

The English usually pronounce the name as "kleen", but a more correct Welsh pronunciation is more like "(kh)lane", where the (kh) represents an aspirated "h" sound said before the "l".

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.

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.

Fiber: Lleyn wool
Weight: 4.2 ounces, 119 g