White and Natural Color Pin-Drafted Romney Roving

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Handmade
Made in Winlock, Washington

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Pliable clouds of airy softness, this roving is a dream to handle! A variety of white and natural colors ready for your creative genius - use it au natural, or blend and dye to your heart's content… Perfect for fiber arts like felting, and a great fiber for any hand spinner! Sold in 4 oz bags.

Our small herd of about a dozen purebred romney sheep are naturally raised at the north end of the Willamette Valley in Lewis County, WA and enjoy an easy, bucolic life in this temperate climate. The rich soils produce lush pastures perfect for optimal fleece growth.

Our herd has been selected for their fleece quality, and this fiber represents a blend of some of our finest! Even our mature rams produce soft fiber with crimp and luster that is a joy to work with.

We are thrilled to work with one of the finest mills in the Pacific Northwest! The pin-drafted roving they produce has been carefully drafted through a series of pins, producing roving that is (IMHO) the nicest to spin - the fibers are fairly aligned, but the prep is very open and lofty.

This preparation makes a great easy-to-spin treat for handspinners. You can spin lightweight, Lopi-style singles from pin-drafted roving, or you can choose to continue to draft the fibers out to make a finer yarn, either single-ply or multi-plied. It’s a great product for new spinners as the added processing usually makes it very easy to spin, with nicely organized fibers and not a lot of spinner preparation to make a beautiful yarn.

Processed without harsh chemicals. Slight color variations and light VM are possible.