This roving (combed top) consisting of approx. 50% from the Olde English Babydoll Southdown sheep breed and approx. 50% Alpaca and is great for spinning or needle felting. This listing is for a 2 ounce braid and there are 2 braids available. This is a mix of natural dark browns, blacks and grays with a little white mixed in resulting in a dark gray blend which I have overdyed with olive green, blue, and gold.
Wool from a Babydoll Southdown sheep is very springy, crimpy, and stretchy with medium softness and a staple length of about 3 inches. The Alpaca complements the wool by adding drape and additional softness. This fiber is also excellent for needle felting, but does not shrink enough for wet felting.
The wool comes from the Babydoll sheep I raise on my farm combined with local alpaca fiber. I carefully sort the fleece, then the wool and alpaca fibers then go off to Zeilinger Wool Co. (a 100-year-old-mill) where it was washed, combed, blended, and turned into combed top. The combing process results in a very clean and easy to spin fiber.
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