Stricken Andean Wool Roving - Mango Salad 2 - 4.0 ounces

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

This braid is shades of red, yellow, pink and orange.

This braid is part of a limited edition of Andean mountain wool. Most Andean sheep are a cross of Merino and Corriedale, found at high altitudes over 6500 feet in the Andes. Stricken refers to a light striation of brown and black fibers (not kemp fibers) running through the white base, creating subtle variations in color.

This wool has a tight crimp and makes for a grippy spin. It should produce a sturdy yarn with excellent stitch definition, and a matte finish.

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.

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: Stricken Andean wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 4.0 ounces, 113 g