Midwest USA Romney Roving - Limited Quantity
Romney is a very versatile and easy to spin longwool. This wool is nearly white, I've blended a few grey fleeces in with the white ones so you may have darker roving, a little shadow-like, but not enough to be considered grey or a humbug blend.
I hand picked this Romney from a farmer out of Illinois. We skirted and sorted the fleeces before sending them to a small Kansas mill for washing and carding into roving. The roving is ready to spin, pre-drafting should not be necessary. Since this is not commercial combed top you will find bits of straw and other field bits in the roving, you can pick it out as you find it but most should fall out as you spin.
This is my go to roving for teaching beginner spinners, there is very little drafting required!
- 100% Romney Wool
- Fiber Source: Illinois, USA
- Micron Count: 29-37
- Breed Category: Longwool
- Felting Notes: May not felt well.
- Spinning Notes: Romney is easy to spin & amenable to almost anything.
- What to make: USA raised Romney is softer than British Romney. Sweaters, shawls, outerwear, rugs, mats, other durable items.