I am in the process of shifting my Navajo Churro from hand carded batts to roving. If you want either washed fiber to card yourself or hand carded let me know, but I have finally decided for most people roving will be easiest to spin. I love this wool, and I hope if you have never worked with it, that you will give it a try. This listing is for two ounces. This is a pitch black roving. There are rare white or gray hairs in it, but it is a lamb or hogget fleece and really black end to end. For some reason, I do not even find the typical sun bleached tips, although I know it was not covered. It is a soft fleece for a Navajo Churro sheep with little or no kemp fibers. The pictured locks are 10-12 inches, but most fibers in this fleece are 5-6 inches long. The roving has a blend of longer, stronger fibers and shorter finer fibers in tapered locks consistent with many primitive type fleeces. It spins very easily to a consistent weight and has wonderful draft. Pictured is a small skein of singles next to the ball of roving. This fiber has luster, different than mohair, silk, or long wools, but it is a soft luster. really satisfying and beautiful for weaving as in traditional applications. It also felts very quickly. Because of the staple length, the felt is incredibly strong even when it is not thick. It will have texture and some hairness in effect (although less for this fleece with lack of kemp), pretty cool for bags, outerwear. If you are neither a felter nor Navajo style weaver, consider this particular roving for an item that needs sturdiness. It will not be scratchy, but it will outlast any wool yarn you typically would buy commercially. I have spun Churro on a kick spindle, on a couple of wheels in low twist singles or plied, and certainly it will spin nicely on a Navajo spindle.
Experience the versatility of this unique American breed. Celebrate "Sheep is Life." This fleece is Crazy Woman Farm in MT.