Dorset Horn Wool Roving - Artesian Well 2 - 4.2 ounces

$13.35 USD

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

This roving is shades of blue.

Dorset Horn sheep are a centuries-old breed from the time of the Spanish Armada when the breeding of Spanish merino and Welsh horned sheep in SW England created a sheep with year-round lambing and a firm, dense wool. This is approximately 33 microns, 3-5 inch staple with a good crimp. This wool resists felting, so it is not suitable for your felting project. It has a rougher feel, so some may find it unsuitable for next-to-the-skin use.

We name our rovings based on the inspirations we get from the colors, drawing on nature, literature, mythology, geography, and our lives and travels. If you are curious about a particular name, you can always convo us for an explanation. We may sometimes repeat names, but that doesn’t mean that the rovings with the same names are directly related, only that they struck us the same way.

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: Dorset Horn wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 4.2 ounces, 119 g