Dorset Horn Wool Roving - Distant Signal 2 - 4.2 ounces

$14.30 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 purple, red, gray and pink.

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 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 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