Silk / BFL 30/70% Wool Roving - Gee Whiz 1 - 4.0 ounces

$17.00 USD

This roving is shades of green and violet.

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

This is an earthy, streaked, heathered natural oatmeal brown BFL with 30% tussah silk blended into a nice handling top. This fiber is not quite as soft as our white BFL/silk. Colored fleeces are often a little coarser than the white form of the same breed, and so it is with this. The colors are fabulous, though, as the various natural shades under the dyes give the fiber subtle color variations. 

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.

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: 30% silk / 70% Oatmeal Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 4.0 ounces, 113 g