Silk / BFL 25/75% Wool Roving - Bird in the Bush 1 - 4.1 ounces

$18.45 USD

This roving is shades of yellow, gold, copper, chartreuse and green.

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

BFL is a “multipurpose” sheep breed dating back from the early 1900’s which produce “litters” of three or four lambs with long loins. I’ll leave the rest to your imagination. Fortunately, they also have a beautiful soft, long wool that is especially easy to spin, so they are raised to maturity for their lustrous fleeces. This roving is a combination of that wonderful fleece with 25% well integrated tussah silk.

We name our braids based on the inspirations we get from the colors, drawing on nature, literature, mythology, geography, and our lives and travels. If you are curious about a particular name, you can always ask us for an explanation. We may sometimes repeat names, but that doesn’t mean that the braids with the same names are directly related, only that they struck us the same way.

Our braids 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 braids from which I spin my yarns, so I dye them for that.

Fiber: 25% tussah silk / 75% Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) wool
Source: Ashland Bay
Weight: 4.1 ounces, 116 g