Mystery 5 Wool Roving - Rising Flames 1 - 4.0 ounces

$12.00 USD

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

This roving is shades of red, orange, maroon and yellow.

We wanted a line of quality wool at a good price with a hint of mystery. To that end, we bought 60 pounds of unlabeled wool mill ends from World of Wool, sellers of scores of breeds and blends. With no way of knowing what each of these pieces are, we used  appearance, hand, and sample spinning to divide them into five “grades.” Each grade should be reasonably compatible for your projects.

The Mystery 5 grade is  in the higher range for fiber diameter, and has a tight crimp, which should make a bouncy yarn. Think Cheviot, Romney and more primitive breeds.  Yarn spun from this roving should be sturdy and hard-wearing, but not suitable for luxury items.

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: Mystery 5 Wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 4.0 ounces, 113 g