Southdown/Shetland Cross Wool Roving in Warm Gray
Fiber Content: Southdown/Shetland Cross Wool
Featured Animal(s): Betty
Mill Spun by Stonehedge Fiber Mill
Weight 2 oz per bag
Fiber Diameter: Fine-Medium
Staple Length: 3 inches
Crimp/Bounce: helical and extreme!
VM Content: minimal
Spin Type: beginner and adventurous
Mill processed pin-drafted wool roving from my neurotic Southdown/Shetland cross Betty. This is a very soft and lovely fiber with amazing crimp. I think it is best used when blended with another fine to medium wool to make the perfect bouncy sock yarn. Basically it is natural elastic. I blend and spin it 20-30% Betty to 70-80% merino or mohair and I LOVE it.
The Little Farm: Our farm is the happy home of a small flock of scratch and dent, down on their luck, and ready for retirement angora and pygmy angora cross goats and Shetland sheep. They are adorable and silly and sweet. They serve the dual purpose of keeping our non arable land mowed and producing high quality, super fine, luxury mohair and wool for spinners, dyers, weaver, and other fiber artists.
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