Norwegian Lustre Wool Roving - Dream State 1 4.2 ounces

$14.30 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.

Our supplier had a very limited amount of this wool, and couldn't give us much specific information about it, but we believe it comes from the Gamalnorsk Spælsau sheep. Spælsau are a very old breed, and are considered threatened now. They may date back to the Iron Age. This is the wool the from which the Vikings made their sails, among many other uses.

This wool has a long staple and a wavy crimp. It has less sheen than our Teeswater and Wensleydale, but is probably best spun with a similar technique, with a loose twist and a tight ply. When Ilga spun it, it reminded her a bit of our Masham wool.

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 we spin our yarns, so we 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: Norwegian Lustre wool
Weight: 4.2 oz, 119 g