Wensleydale Wool Roving - Ophelia - 4.1 ounces
This roving is in shades of pink and purple.
This is a hand dyed roving, or more properly combed top, for spinning and felting.
Wensleydale is a 30 to 35 micron wool, a long, luster fleece which has shine and good drape when spun. It takes dye particularly well, making for rich, vivid colors. People with sensitivity to wool may find this wool a bit too hairy, though it would make a nice shawl with a halo. These sheep are listed by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust of the U.K. as an “at risk.”
My 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. Unless otherwise noted, all our braids are combed, rather than carded.
Fiber: Wensleydale wool
Source: Ashland Bay
Weight: 4.1 ounces, 116 g