Shetland Humbug Wool Roving - Dripping Leaves 2 - 4.0 ounces

$13.00 USD

This roving is in shades of green and brown.

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

Shetland are small, hardy sheep likely descended from Scottish Dunface. Their wool is extremely variable, able to make sturdy yarns for sweater or select wool (from the neck) is spun into the cobweb and lace yarns for knitted shawls that can be drawn through a wedding band! This is a medium grade of Shetland.

This is a blend of natural colored white and brown or moorit wool, which we have overdyed. The blending process creates a striped effect, so the mill has called this "humbug" after its resemblance to a striped British candy of that name. We apply the Humbug name to distinguish it from the other Shetland varieties we carry.

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: Shetland Humbug wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 4.0 ounces, 113 g