Wool Roving English Leicester Combed Tops Hand Dyed Yellow Purple Mix 12248

Regular price $18.50

Beautiful English Leicester wool top roving hand dyed yellow purple mix

  • 100 grams
  • Hand dyed
  • Grown in Tasmania
  • Processed in Victoria

Suitable for spinning, spin a lovely fine single and navajo ply it to keep the colours together more. good for adding surface texture to wet felting. 
Suitable for weaving or spin a thicker yarn and use the yarn for weaving.

These special hand dyed combed wool tops are 100% Tasmanian Heritage English Leicester grown by non-mulesed, Rare Breed sheep from ASSBA flock No. 395 from Wanstead Park Campbell Town, in the Northern Midlands of Tasmania Australia. Scoured and combed in Victoria, the result is an elegant and lustrous fibre of long staple length suited to hand spinning and felting.

Whilst not as soft as Merino, if spun woollen style it will make lovely and durable sweaters, cardigans, vest etc. It is ideal for Aran style knitting with cables and twists accentuated by the lovely lustre for which English Leicester fibre is renown. If spun semi worsted and finely, it will suit laceweight shawls and wraps.
Typically the fibres measure 32-38 microns
Hand wash finished items.

English Leicester sheep have been farmed in Tasmania since the mid 1820's.