50% ALPACA! SUPER SOFT AND LUSCIOUS! All our fiber is produced by small-flock shepherds here in the US. Help support the small business person, and our US economy by supporting all of us!
EASY to Spin or Felt!
We use ONLY US grown wool and alpaca, and US made dyes, in all our rovings. Please help support our US economy and the small farm shepherd by choosing us as your fiber supplier.
While visiting Boston several years ago, I was enchanted by the soft colors of the bay in the early morning, before the nighttime fog had dissipated. I have tried to capture the softness of tones in this roving FOGGY DAWN is a truly original color combination that I haven't seen anywhere else in the fiber industry. The 3 tones of natural gray, soft rose, and periwinkle combine to make a fabulous heathery look.
FOGGY DAWN is a blend of 50% Alpaca (for super-softness!), 25% long, wavy, Tunis wool (for strength and durability), and 25% short, crimpy Coriredale Lambswool (for softness and loft). All the grayyou see is all-natural, with no dyes.
FOGGY DAWN is super-easy to spin, even for beginning spinners, due to the wonderful Tunis wool that I use in my roving. And FOGGY DAWN will make a soft but durable fabric when felted. Wear FIGGY DAWN with almost anything--- black, khaki, tan, purple, gray, or jeans. Dress it up or down; use it for just about anyone in the family. Wouldn't someone you know just love a cowl or short-sleeve sweater made from FOGGY DAWN?
If you aren't familiar about the wools that I use, let me tell you about them: -Corriedale: Originated in New Zealand about 1900 from a cross between a merino and a Lincoln longwool. It was brought to the US in 1914 by the Dept. of Agriculture, and has since become the 2nd most numerous breed worldwide. Their wool is fine and crimpy, like that of merino, but long and sturdy like that of Lincoln. Corriedale truly combines the best qualities that fiber artists are seeking. Tunis: -Tunis wool is an ancient breed, originally from the northern Africa and the middle east. They were brought to this country during the 1700's (George Washington reportedly had a flock), and since then the breed has been developed with wool that resembles Borderleister. It is long and wavy, has a beautiful luster, and keeps it's strength even though it is still remarkably soft. - Alpaca: If you haven't experienced the softness of alpaca, it's time to try it! 100% Alpaca tends to be rather hard to spin, lacks "memory", and wears through, but when it's combined with wool it retains it's softness, becomes much easier to spin, won't stretch out, and won't wear out as fast.
I can see FOGGY DAWN knitted into a lace scarf. Or felters, how about making some slippers from FOGGY DAWN?
This wonderful roving is processed in our own little woolmill “from scratch”. Our roving is NOT made from commercial mills and then just hand-dyed. Oh no! This is truly HANDMADE, from fleece to roving! We wash, hand- dye, pick, and card right here on our farm, using our own machinery, so you can be sure of high quality!
We support local, small shepherds in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Wisconsin. We skirt each and every fleece by ourselves, ensuring the best quality fiber that we can find. No harsh chemicals are used when scouring either--- just biodegradable cleaners that we don't mind going into our ground water. After all--this farm is where we live too!
Want more colors? Look in our ETSY STORE for lots of other rovings! We also sell hand-made, Fair-Trade tagua buttons from Ecuador too!
PAYMENT: Payment is taken through paypal. We will refund any extra $$ received through paypal if your payment is over what we need to cover the shipping cost. We will send you an invoice if further shipping $$ is needed. We will wait for that $$ to be sent before shipping your package.
SHIPPING: Your item will be shipped within 1-4 days from the time of payment (sometimes we're away at fiber shows, so can't get to the PO right away), via first class mail with tracking confirmation. We will be happy to combine shipping for purchases made in a 7-day time period. Just let us know when you're finished shopping, and we'll send you a correct invoice.
Thanks for looking, and happy shopping! :) Jehovah Jireh Farm and Woolmill