Merino Wool Roving, 23 micron - New Pillows 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 red, pink, yellow and purple.

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 23 micron Merino, which is standard grade. It is not as soft as the superfine 19 micron and the fine 20.5 micron Merino that we also sell, but it still has that soft Merino hand, at a lower cost than the finer grades. This wool comes from a supplier we found in Argentina.

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: 23 micron Merino wool
Weight: 4.2 ounces, 119 g