Rambouillet Wool Roving - Cloudy Weather 1 - 4.1 ounces

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

This roving is shades of blue, purple, gray and teal.

The Rambouillet breed, sometimes called French Merino, was started with a gift of Spanish Merino sheep sent to King Louis XVI of France from his cousin, the king of Spain. Today they are one of the most common sheep in flocks of the American west. Rambouillet is a dual-purpose sheep, producing both good lambs and fine wool, soft with a medium staple, generally 2.5"-4", with average fiber diameter of 19-24 microns.

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.

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.

Fiber: Rambouillet wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 4.1 oz, 116 g