Stone Wool's Farm Roving is exceptionally light, airy and smooth. Wound by hand into center-pull 4 oz "cakes," handspinning this wool into yarn is an absolute joy.
This roving was processed at Battenkill spinning mill in upstate New York from small farm Romney wool raised in the Hudson River Valley and fine-wool Merino raised in the American west. Our mill's semi-worsted processing method borrows the best of both worlds; fiber is aligned and smooth, yet spongy and light.
Long staple length Romney adds sheen and ease in handspinning; lush Merino adds softness and squish to finished yarn. For those who find fine-wool wool a frustrating handspinning experience, the inclusion of Romney wool in this roving makes for breezy spinning.
For first time spinners, we recommend trying the 100% Romney wool on the Basic Drop Spindle. Our Romney wool staple length is approximately 5 inches, making it an exceptionally easy spin for novice and expert spinners alike.
The Romney / Merino blend is available in three natural wool shades, and Romney is available in one natural silvery gray shade.
Quartz 01: Creamy white wool Quartz 02: A warm grey-brown shade Quartz 03: Onyx with metallic flecks of white fiber Romney: Silvery cool grey, and less soft than the Merino / Romney blends
Disks are 4 oz. Spindles sold separately. We do not use harsh scouring methods and some VM may be present.