White Lambs Wool Mixed Breed Roving Spinning 4 ounces A-fleece
wool natural white wool spinning fiber
A lovely, naturally bright white spinning fiber. This is the once-in-the-sheep's-life finest wool, it's first shearing! Quite soft with a fine hand! The staple is fairly uniform and short (under 3"), which is typical for lamb's wool and this prep has very few neps. This wool it is lovely and soft without any coarseness or scratch, not "merino" soft but still good for next-to-skin wear!
As with most short staple wools, it should be spun with lots of twist to prevent pilling. Because it's white it takes dye beautifully! Great for mittens, a scarf, a hat, or any project where you want to show off your stitches!
The raw fleece was cleaned and processed at a custom mill into pin drafted roving so there has been minimal processing and NO harsh chemicals or fiber strippers used (that's why there is a little veg in it). This means the very best qualities of this fiber have been preserved! It also means this fiber has a very small environmental foot print! I find the veg simply falls out as you spin.
This fiber is pretty clean with only the odd small bits of veg matter. I have spun up some of this myself and I don't have to pre-draft it at all. That's the beauty of pin drafted roving! The staple is lamb's wool short and the fiber is soft enough for next-to-skin wear.
This fiber is 100% naturally white mixed breed lamb's wool, raised in a humane environment on a Saskatchewan ranch. A very "close to nature" product!
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being potscrubbers and 10 being a baby's bottom this fibers is a 7-8 with a soft hand.
This fiber will felt and can also be dyed. Hand wash in lukewarm. Lay flat to dry.
This listing is for a (very long) strip of pin drafted roving with a total weight of about 4 ounces.