Silk / BFL 25/75% Wool Roving - Children's Garden 2 - 4.1 ounces

$19.50 USD

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This roving is shades of blue, green, pink, orange, purple and yellow.

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

BFL sheep have distinctive long Roman noses, upright rabbity ears and blue skin that contrasts with their fine, soft wool.  It is a long wool, with 25-27 micron diameter and 4.5" staple length. The wool is semi-lustrous, spins easily and dyes vividly.  This roving is a combination of that wonderful fleece with 25% well integrated tussah silk for added luxury.

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.

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