Roving for hand spinning on your spinning wheel or drop spindle. This roving is a blend from the fleece of our lovely show llama, LUA's Moonliter's Heartsong, who serves in many roles at our farm. For the 2015 fleece, the mill blended her fleece for us with wool from East Fresian milk sheep. This roving has more structure than the 100% llama roving. It is dark grey in color with light grey streaks giving it a variegated effect. (Her 2016 and 2017 fleeces are at the mill now.)
Please note that the lighting is different in each of the photos with this listing.
If you knit or crochet, you'll love this roving for spinning yarn to make a scarf, hat or mittens! There are 4 bumps of roving included in this listing - each bump approximately 2 ounces (oz) in weight.
Heartsong has won national accolades in the show ring as a halter llama and a performance llama. She is superb in her work in obstacle courses, and also makes a great partner for my students learning to train and show llamas. If you'd like to learn more about her, you can listen to either episodes 4 or 19 of my podcast, Heartsong Fit. In those episodes of the show, I take her on a hike on the trail and record the event for you. You can listen for free at my heartsongfit.com website and through your podcast player of choice. The show is available for download at iTunes, Stitcher Radio and Google Play.
She's a celebrity of sorts! It would be fun to work with the roving from this wonderful llama. I haven't yet spun yarn from this roving, but I predict that it is going to make gorgeous yarn!
Llama yarn is very warm and nice to wear against your skin - hats, mittens, scarves. It doesn't contain lanolin. We would recommend that you hand wash your garment and lay it flat to dry.
I have enjoyed spinning llama yarn as 100% llama, or I have also blended it on the carders with either sheep's wool or angora rabbit fluff prior to spinning. With this roving from Heartsong, you already get a blend of llama plus the East Fresian sheep.
In addition, you can find skeins of llama yarn available in our shop from these llamas. The processing and spinning was done at Mystic Water Fiber Mill in Wisconsin.
Our yarn, felted batts and roving are all stored in a smoke-free home that is cat and dog friendly.
Thanks for looking! Your purchase of products from our Etsy shop helps us cover the cost of sending the fleeces off for processing at the mill. Our llamas are hard at work growing their next round of lovely fleeces for your future fiber arts and projects!