Gray Masham Wool Roving - Sergeant at Arms 2 - 4.3 ounces

$14.65 USD

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This is a hand dyed roving, or more properly combed top, for spinning and felting.

This roving is shades of purple, gold, burgundy and gray.

Masham sheep hail from the northern hills of England. They were derived from Teeswater rams crossed with Swaledale or Dalesbred ewes. They are a hardy and prolific breed with very long staple wool. The fiber diameter is 38-44 microns. This wool is coarser and less lustrous than the other long wool breeds we carry, but should be sturdy and long-wearing. This particular Masham has a natural gray base color.

My 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. Each colorway is unique; we may sometimes repeat names, when a new colorway strikes us the same way as an older one.

Fiber: Gray Masham wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 4.3 oz, 122 g