Silk / Polwarth 40/60% Wool Roving - Side Trip 1 - 4.1 ounces

$18.45 USD

This roving is shades of blue, pink and lavender.

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

Polwarth is an under-used fleece, second only to Merino in softness. It is spongy, dyes beautifully, spins fluffy and feels cuddly The fiber diameter is about 22 microns. The silk adds greater softness and luxury to this already very soft fiber. This is a blend of 40% silk and 60% Polwarth.

The Polwarth breed was developed in Australia by crossing Merino and Lincoln sheep. It is a hardy breed that can handle colder and wetter climates than Merino.

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: 60% Polwarth wool, 40% silk
Source: Ashland Bay
Weight: 4.1 ounces, 116 g