Tempest – Alpenjazz – Tiroler Bergschaf roving

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$14.61
+ $19.48 shipping
$14.61
+ $19.48 shipping
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Preparation takes 3-4 weeks
Arrives from Austria
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Handmade
Made in Innsbruck, Austria

Item details

100% Tiroler Bergschaf (Tyrolean Mountain Sheep/Pecora Alpina Tirolese) roving.

The Tiroler Bergschaf is a breed of domestic sheep, native to Tirol, a mountainous area in western Austria and northern Italy. It is a cross-breed of Tiroler Steinschaf and Bergamasca breeds. It is raised for its wool and its meat. The animals are rather large and weigh up to 90kg. They are very fertile and lambs are born twice a year. As their name suggests, Tyrolean Mountain Sheep are robust and withstand harsh weather very well. They are surprisingly surefooted in steep terrain and are skilful climbers.

Their standard coat colour is white, but there are brown, black and dotted individuals too. The wool’s staple length is rather short, the fibre has more crimp and the individual hairs are thinner than in closely related Bavarian breeds.

Rocksheep’s Mountain Sheep roving is locally sourced from small sheep farms in Ötztal valley. The animals are outside on their mountain pastures above 2000m altitude from May to September and endure heat, rain, wind and the occasional snowstorm during that time. Their wool is therefore best used for hardwearing clothes, such as jackets, coats or Icelandic-style Lopapeysa sweaters. Some people, especially children, may find the wool itchy when worn directly on the skin, so you best add an inlay or wear an undershirt.

The wool is equally well suited for handspinning and felting.

100g (3.5oz) roving, braided


FAQs

Usually, I ship all yarn in a rip-proof and waterproof plastic mailer. Occasionally, I ship large orders in re-used cardboard boxes.

No, we are a pet-free, smoke-free home.

I do my best to represent the colors as adequately as possible. However, colors vary with the screen you're viewing it on. Therefore, if you don't like the colorway you ordered, I can refund your money for the item. You will have to pay for the shipment back, though. The yarn has to be in the condition you received it in, i.e. still skeined, not wound into a ball, not knitted with.

Rocksheep yarns "Samba", "Merengue", "Lambada" and "Mambo" are superwash, which means you can wash it in your washing machine at 30°C. The rest of my products are best washed by hand in warm water. Use a detergent for wool. Don't wring the item too hard and dry it flat, pulled into shape. Blocking: After knitting/crocheting, block your finished project for best results. Wet blocking works great for Rocksheep yarns. There are a lot of instructions out there, e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKuyIR5Pb_k

My shipping prices are the cheapest ones available with Austrian post. Standard shipping for Austria, Germany and the world outside Europe includes tracking. My customers in the EU and Europe outside the EU have the option to receive a tracking code with an additional cost.

Sure! I'd love to meet you in person. Send me a message so that I can take the items out of the shop and make a reservation for you. You can pay in cash at the meeting or get an invoice. If you prefer, you can also pay directly via Etsy and I'll give you the shipping fee in cash when we meet.

The standard shipping rates I offer are the cheapest option at the Austrian Post; in these prices, tracking is included for Austria, Germany and the world outside Europe. Additional insurance and express fees vary by country and weight, please contact me for more information.

Yes, totally! Please contact me by e-mail for further details and a wholesale pricing list.

Usually, I ship all yarn in a rip-proof and waterproof plastic mailer. Occasionally, I ship large orders in re-used cardboard boxes.

No, we are a pet-free, smoke-free home.

I do my best to represent the colors as adequately as possible. However, colors vary with the screen you're viewing it on. Therefore, if you don't like the colorway you ordered, I can refund your money for the item. You will have to pay for the shipment back, though. The yarn has to be in the condition you received it in, i.e. still skeined, not wound into a ball, not knitted with.

Rocksheep yarns "Samba", "Merengue", "Lambada" and "Mambo" are superwash, which means you can wash it in your washing machine at 30°C. The rest of my products are best washed by hand in warm water. Use a detergent for wool. Don't wring the item too hard and dry it flat, pulled into shape. Blocking: After knitting/crocheting, block your finished project for best results. Wet blocking works great for Rocksheep yarns. There are a lot of instructions out there, e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKuyIR5Pb_k

My shipping prices are the cheapest ones available with Austrian post. Standard shipping for Austria, Germany and the world outside Europe includes tracking. My customers in the EU and Europe outside the EU have the option to receive a tracking code with an additional cost.

Sure! I'd love to meet you in person. Send me a message so that I can take the items out of the shop and make a reservation for you. You can pay in cash at the meeting or get an invoice. If you prefer, you can also pay directly via Etsy and I'll give you the shipping fee in cash when we meet.

The standard shipping rates I offer are the cheapest option at the Austrian Post; in these prices, tracking is included for Austria, Germany and the world outside Europe. Additional insurance and express fees vary by country and weight, please contact me for more information.

Yes, totally! Please contact me by e-mail for further details and a wholesale pricing list.


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