Kent Romney Wool Roving - Joyful 1 - 4.2 ounces

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

This roving is shades of purple, orange, red and pink.

Romney sheep are a versatile breed, used for both wool and meat. This Kent Romney is the genuine article from their place of origin, the Romney Marshes on the southeast coast of England. They are well suited to damp and harsh climates, and have become popular all around the world. Their long, lustrous fiber makes them a good breed for handspinners. This is a soft Romney, with diameter of 28 microns and staple length of about 3 inches.

Our braids 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 braids 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: Kent Romney wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 4.2 ounces, 119 g