|NUMBER ONE BROWN SHEEP
WHENEVER AVAILABLE, WE WILL BRING IN SOME #1 WOOL SLIVER BUMPS FROM BROWN SHEEP YARN COMPANY FOR SPINNING. IT IS NOT ALWAYS
AVAILABLE AS THE ROVING BUMPS ARE LEFT OVER FROM THE RUNS OF THEIR YARN LINES. SINCE WE HAVE TO PAY MORE FOR THE BUMPS OF
COLOR, WE HAVE TO CHARGE MORE FOR THE ROVINGS.
Ouch.......price went up on us.....
#1 DYED WOOL TOP........$19.50 PER POUND.....WHITE TOP....$16.50 PER POUND
|Such wonderful warm glowing colors. This #1 Wool Roving is wonderful for spinning. It is also wonderful for
felting......imagine this in anuno felted shawl. Or weaving rugs......
|A strong, red wool
|We carry #1 wool top Roving.
The wool is a blend of breeds.
The wool is a blend of Natural Wool
colors mostly from the local areas of
North Western Colorado, and
South Western Wyoming.
It may have a slight creamy color, but
most of the #1 Wool Top is very bright
white. It is very soft for next to the skin
wearing and easy to spin .
$16.50 per pound on these lovely White
easy to spin fibers.
The Dyed Wool Roving is
$19.50 per pound
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If you would like an assortment of
#1 rovings, we will give you
approx. 2 ounces of each of the
colors for your feting work.
Labor intensive ...so it will cost....
$50.00 per 1 1/2 pounds
Sometimes we are out of a color
or two. Then you get more of
each color to make up the correct
weight of the bag
Should you wish approximately half pound lots of all
the colors we have on hand,
We will pack you a bag of of each of the colors
available making approx. a 6 lb + bag of all the
colors we have in stock, for a cost of
If we are out of some colors, we add more to each
color available to make up the correct weight of the
|Soft Yellow lighter
|We have the new #1
100% Local Wool TOP Roving
|Most of this wool is very white. It is possible
that some will have a slightly creamy tone to
it. It is a blend of breeds and many things
can add a creamy shade to the white fleece.
$16.50 per pound
|Bear in mind that this roving may
not be a completely solid color.
These are base colors at the mill that
they often use for blending, so some
streaks or light to white spots do
happen in the roving dyeing process.
|SAFFRON turned out to be a bright
Sun Yellow on the wool roving and
a brilliant Yellow on the
The new Gray Roving is darker in
the Superwash and a warm medium
gray in the #1 Wool Top.
The dye color was the same, and
both rovings were dyed with in
Superwash has a polymer coating
that takes the dye a bit differently.
|If you are using the #1 wool top for Supersized Knitting,
we also offer fulling, that is rinsing, drying the roving which
fluffs it more than double in size. Along with this, we will
split the roving which will give you twice the yardage to
knit with. Cost for this service is $12.50 per pound. One
pound of Roving is approx. 18 yards used as is.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ROVING.
ORDER THE ROVING VIA THE DROPDOWN MENU TO THE LEFT.
This is a time consuming process and the fiber will be
returned to you in balls ready to knit...Do Remember this is
Roving, not Yarn... It is made up of assorted lengths of
fiber and and since roving is not spun, the short pieces will
work out and need to be tacked back into the roving. I try
to remember to add a small sponge and a felting needle
with your order of split roving. You can tack loose fibers
as you go, or finish the entire item and then tack the loose
fibers into the roving with the needle.
Instructions also included.
The only way to avoid this fuzziness and possible shedding
of shorter fibers is to spin the roving first before knitting.
The $12.50 per pound is listed for
fulling and splitting the roving.
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE PRICE OF THE
The roving must be purchased in addition to
the service of fulling and splitting!!!
If you pay for only one pound to be split, one
pound split is what we will send back to you
$12.50 for each and every pound
|WE HAVE HAD A LARGE AMT. OF ORDERS FOR
FULLING AND SPLITTING. We continue to full and
split as the orders come in.
We work as fast as we can, but be patient.
Only me doing the splitting and fulling
It can take up to 3 days to get the roving gathered
up, rinsed or fulled, hung to dry, and then split and
rolled into the balls from which you will be
|New color just in..
Soft Warm Medium
|Just a note about knitting the Giganto items.....know that you are not going to just toss these huge items into the
washing machine and set it to wash. The Roving that they are knit out of is not spun. It is what we spin into yarn in
normal circumstances. Yes, it will make a lovely soft item, but care must be taken....a cat or dog can destroy it in
minutes, just enjoying this soft, fluffy item. A couple of kids yanking and pulling on it, can pull it apart. They are
beautiful, but they are a designer item. Were I to make on, I would make it from the #1 Wool Top Roving instead of
the Superwash Wool Roving. The Superwash wool has been treated, scales smoothed down, air sealed in the core
of the fiber and a polymer coating applied so it can be washed....think socks or a sweater... The #1 Wool Top wool
has not had this treatment. It still has those tiny scales the entire length of the fiber. The fiber core is hollow,
covered with tiny scales and with agitation the air in the center of each fiber is forced out, the scales catch on each
other.....think "velcro"...and the whole thing "shrinks" and felts tight....you cannot undo this process once it
happens. Personally, I think the blankets are stronger and longer lasting when made of the Wool Top Roving, but
they cannot just be tossed in a machine and washed. With no twist to the roving, it is not advisable that you do this
with the Superwash either, and I doubt that you will wash the bigger items in your machines anyway. Either roving
will make a good warm and beautiful blanket, vest, scarf, etc. so the choice is up to you...
Wool loves water, but it is incredibly heavy when full of water...