Silk / Shetland 30/70% Wool Roving - Gilding 2 - 4.0 ounces
This roving is in shades of yellow, gold and salmon.
This is a hand dyed roving, or more properly combed top, for spinning and felting.
Shetland are small, hardy sheep likely descended from Scottish Dunface. Their wool is extremely variable, able to make sturdy yarns for sweater or select wool (from the neck) is spun into the cobweb and lace yarns for knitted shawls that can be drawn through a wedding band! This is a fine, soft wool, blended with 30% natural silk to create an even more luxurious feel.
We name our rovings 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 rovings with the same names are directly related, only that they struck us the same way.
My rovings 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 rovings from which I spin my yarns, so I dye them for that.
Fiber: 70% Shetland wool, 30% natural silk
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 4.0 ounces, 113 g