|#1 Wool Top, Roving
price is the same!
No Promises as to how it will turn out..
.THEY WILL NOT LOOK LIKE THE GLOWING SUPERWASH, BUT ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL AS
WELL and fun to spin.
|Superwash is very fun to dye.It can take much rougher handling in the water
than can normal fiber and still comes out beautiful and ready to spin.
|CAROL'S SPECIALLY DYED SUPERWASH or WOOL
We are no longer doing custom dyeing. We will continue doing the Specially Dyed Fibers as time
permits.The dyed fiber spins into glorious yarns, strictly one of a kind. We now offer a smaller
amount for folks wanting to spin for a pair of socks.
1lb. 8 oz bump..1 lb bump..8 ounces..4 ounces
$32.50 $28.00 $15.50 $10.00
All colors are derived from Acid dye stock colors or Rit Dyes on hand.
|Superwash fiber takes many dyes
beautifully. I normally use Jacquard Acid
Dyes and they work fine for me. We are
trying the Dharma Dyes, but I like the
Jacquard dyes better. I have also used RIT
and the fiber took all the dye leaving a
nearly clear water. I often soak my loosely
hand crocheted roving in a fairly strong hot
vinegar bath before droppng the fiber into
the dyepot, this gives a variegated dye job.
I would also use this method for wetting the
fiber before painting it with the dye. I also
just drop the dry roving into the pots for a
wider variation of color.
is ready to make a loose hand
crocheted hank of
in preparation to drop it into a
dyebath, making her
Specially Dyed Superwash Roving.
|We offer #1 White
$16.50 per pound
It is a Good White fiber ready to spin
or to dye into glorious glowing colors.
Very easy to handle, no felting in the
dyepots or in the wash. Mixed breeds
of sheep in the blend gives the white
Superwash a more light cream tone to
the white color. The #1 Wool Top is a
purer white most of the time.
#1 Superwash top fiber...
WHITE...$16.50 per pound and COLORS..$20.00 per pound
We have purchased several hundred pounds of this wonderful spinning and dyeing fiber.
Bear in mind that this great fiber may not be a completely solid color. It is a base color at
the mill that they often use for blending, so some streaks or light to white spots do happen
occasionally in the roving dyeing process.
SUPERWASH DOES NOT FELT!!
Scroll to the bottom of this page to find Specially Dyed Superwash,
Wool and Mohair Roving
|Specially Dyed, Superwash, or Wool Roving
....use add to cart button below.....
Amts and prices on add to cart button. Photos shown below are rovings that have been dyed in the past. We most likely will not have
any on hand like the ones shown. We use a base color and then add more colors to float and to sprinkle on the fiber before pushing it
into the dyepot. There are no color buttons to choose from as we never know for sure what will be coming out of the dyepots each week.
Dye jobs will likely not look exactly as pictured due to the Dyer's Handiwork. Each dyepot is totally different, and duplications are
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|Shipping is high so 4 ounce orders are best combined
with larger orders.
We cannot weigh up many colors to make up a 1 1/2
pound order. It must be made up of one dyelot.
For many colors, you must order 4 oz ,8 oz,
or l lb orders.
|Wool and Superwash
Specially dyed fibers
1 LB. $28.00
7 lb..dyed to order...$195.00
|When I am dyeing the rovings I use strong dyes. If they show signs
of not absorbing all the dyes, I begin adding fibers to the pots to
take up the excess dyes. I call these dye soppers. They are #1
fibers, wool and occasionally mohair or a blend. Possibly some SW ,
nylon or mohair in the mix as well.
They are good for blending, for spinning if you like spinning from
handfuls, or they are good for felting. This is a sample of dye
soppers from a few days dyeing...you never know what color will
appear. You get a mixed bag of color and these may vary from the
photo. The fiber now is almost all from the Grab Bag Fibers as we
are getting next to no mill end rovings.
Generally I have Dye Soppers ready for shipping.
No Color Choice, colors will be mixed. On occasion you might have to
wait a day for me to dye up more colors and fibers........Colors will vary
from the photo on the left...all depends on what I am dyeing at the time.
|Mixed bag of #1 Superwash Colors
Approx. 4 oz of each available color.....$88.00
we sometimes have more colors so you get a
bit less of each color available..but more
Each bag should be approx. 4 lb.
This roving does not felt, but can be used for
needlefelting on items that will be washed.
|Special Bag, Specially Dyed
1 1/2 LB. LOTS
Wool and Superwash
32.50 per 1 1/2 lb. lots using #1 Rovings
|SUPERWASH DOES NOT FELT!!
It will FULL or FLUFF!
|Soft Vari Lavender
|The wool or wool blend specially dyed
fibers do not have the sheen that the
|There are several ways to spin up your specially dyed rovings. Please note that the patterns on the roving are generally
unlikely to turn out that way on the yarn itself as is shown in the photo below left. When knitted or woven the pattern of
the specially dyed will change yet again. Fun to spin and use...
|DYE SOPPERS $12.50 per pound
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION
|There is some variation
in the color of the rovings due to the tightness of the bumps
when dyeing. This fiber is mostly dyed for blending colors to
make Browns Yarns. When you buy, be certain that you buy
enough for your project. The next time you buy roving it is
possible that it will not match exactly.
Know that the roving is not always a solid color throughout.
|Color Name Changes
Copper changed is Bronze
Raspberry is Fuschia
Soft Redwood is Dusty Rose
SoftGreen is Seafoam
Grape Purple is now
|This is the Roving most
making the Giganto items.
Afghans, Blankets, Vests,
Jackets and Rugs
Want MY SPECIALLY DYED ROVING, Enough for the Giganto???
special price of $195.00 for 7 pounds.......tell me your colors and I will dye it up but
look at the photos and be sure of what you are ordering. No two ever come out the
same...colors blend...We do not guarantee how the end result turns out...you just
never know for sure what will come out of the dyepot. You can return, but we do
not refund shipping costs...Normally will take one to two weeks to dye and ship if
we are not busy.
.If you want only solid colors order from the selection at the top of this page with colors dyed at the
mill.. White must be ordered from above as well...this is just for the multicolored Specially Dyed
is a bit
|PLEASE BE CERTAIN OF WHAT YOU ARE BUYING. WE DO NOT
INCLUDE RETURN POSTAGE IN THE PRICE OF THE ITEMS WE SELL.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RETURN COSTS...
|SUPERWASH does not felt. I can FULL your Superwash or #1 Wool Top
Roving for you, and SPLIT it in half ready for knitting these giganto items.
To have me Full and Split the Roving
you buy is an additional cost of
$12.50 per pound
This price does not include the price of the roving!!!
The roving is split and rolled in up into 2-4 balls ready to knit depending on
Needlefelting needle included to attach the lengths of roving making one
long "strand" of roving....
|Suggested Giganto Blanket Sizes
Using the roving as it arrives....unsplit
Lap robe size....5-6 lb
Afghan size...7-8 lb
Twin bed.....8-9 lb
Double bed....15-17 lb.
Queen bed....18-20 lb.
King Bed.....23-25 lb.
Size/Amount difference seems to be if you
want it to be a topper or to hang over the
|Sold out for now
|A NOTE ABOUT SPLITTING AND WORKING WITH THE SPLIT ROVING.
I offer this service for folks who want more yardage and a less thick roving to knit with. Know first off that the
roving will be less tight, with more fluffy short wool fibers. I send a felting needle or punch and a small sponge
for you to use to "tack" loose ends in and smooth as you work. Most sheep wool contains some asst. lengths of
fibers.......one reason that wool sweaters form "pills" on the surface. The roving is "pin drafted" and when I
split it, more surface is there to let some of these short ends loose..."tack" them in as you work for you will
loosen some as well. The "unsplit" roving will also "pill" somewhat, but not as much...
Also, please understand that during the dyeing process the roving ends up being somewhat thinner than does the
just washed white roving. Think on this if you are using the colors with the white roving...
make it a design element....
|PLEASE NOTE AND UNDERSTAND THAT ROVING
IS NOT YARN...ROVING IS PROCESSED WOOL WE
SPIN INTO YARN. ROVING HAS LITTLE TO NO
TWIST AND WILL FUZZ UP THE MORE IT IS
HANDLED. THIS SIMPLY MAKES IT A SOFT AND
WOOLY ITEM AS IT GROWS OLDER.
COMFORTABLE AND WARM
|DO THE FULLING AND SPLITTING YOURSELF AND WE CAN SHIP THE ORDERS
VERY QUICKLY.....i AM OFTEN BURIED IN ORDERS TO DO THE FULLING AND
SPLITTING....I will get your roving processed as quickly as possible.
|NO REFUNDS ON FULLED AND SPLIT ROVING
I spend hours and hours, days and days with doing these
processes....i would prefer that you do it yourself, not hard, just
tedious work. The biggest chunky blankets are not split...your
blanket will be thinner for the splitting. Dyed roving is thinner yet,
but thicker than yarn.
|IT MAY TAKE 3+ DAYS BEFORE I CAN SPLIT YOUR
ROVING. KNOW IT WILL BE A WOOLIER ROVING. WOOL
FLUFFS MORE AS IT IS WORKED WITH....
|Please note that the
rovings to the left are
dyed only in 2-3 lb.
lots. My Specially Dyed
Rovings can be dyed in
6-8 lb. lots but will not
look like those on the
left. The sections of
color are much shorter,
and there is much
variety in the colors as
they blend together.
|A special dyelot of a shiny
dark gray dyed Superwash
Wool Roving. Only 6 bumps of
this pretty roving