Shetland Wool Roving - Swift Hawk 1 - 4.1 ounces

$13.35 USD

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This roving is in shades of yellow, orange, brown and gray.

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

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) spun into the cobweb and lace yarns for knitted shawls that can be drawn through a wedding band! This is yet another variety of Shetland -- this one is certified wool from the Shetland Islands, from a group of 700 individual crofters who pool their fleeces together for milling. This is a fine, soft wool.

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.

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 wool
Source: Ashland Bay
Weight: 4.1 ounces, 116 g