Silk / Polwarth 15/85% Wool Roving - Dancing - 4.2 ounces

$18.50 USD

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

This roving is shades of red, orange, chartreuse and purple.

Polwarth is an under-used fleece, it’s soft and spongy, dyes beautifully, spins fluffy and feels cuddly. The Polwarth breed was developed in Australia from a cross of Merino and Lincoln. The wool retains the softness of the parent Merino, with the longer, easy spinning staple length of the Lincoln. The tussah silk adds additional shine and luxury to the roving.

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.

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. Each colorway is unique; we may sometimes repeat names, when a new colorway strikes us the same way as an older one.

Fiber: 85% Polwarth wool, 15% tussah silk
Source: Ashland Bay
Weight: 4.2 ounces, 119 g