Dyed Alpaca and Finn Sheep Roving for Spinning and Felting - 2 ounces

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I dyed this roving using Jacquard's Acid Dyes. Don't worry, the acid is just the vinegar that I use to set the colors. I used Gold, Fuschia, and Purple. The last picture shows my Sunday afternoon adventure drying on my deck.

75% white alpaca and 25% white Finn sheep. You can see the listing for the roving here - https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/400701831/white-alpaca-and-finn-sheep-roving-for?ref=shop_home_active_1

Because I'm going to purchase some FinnSheep, I wanted to experiment with how the breed will blend with my alpaca. I purchased some raw Finn fleece and had Zeilinger's mill in Frankenmuth, Michigan prepare this roving. I'm pleased! I'm am surprised that it feels a little "crispy". It is dyeing and spinning up very nice.

The white alpaca is from my sweet boy, Lux (Pollux).

I like to add a fine wool to my alpaca because it adds memory and bounce to spun yarn. Sometimes 100% alpaca yarn might stretch out when worn. Not always though. I've found that if the alpaca fleece has lots of crimp, it will retain it's shape (memory).

$4.25 / ounce

Natural Roving Section - https://www.etsy.com/shop/NorthStarAlpacas?section_id=5014578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2

Dyed Roving Section - https://www.etsy.com/shop/NorthStarAlpacas?section_id=13843381&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3

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