This "Gun Metal Grey" roving is made from the fiber of TIMIDO, a young male from our herd. He has wonderfully soft silk fiber with a nice buttery handle. I then mixed with SW Merino and Silk to make an even more luscious "want to spin" me blend. This fiber is so light and airy it almost drafts itself. This is pin drafted roving and because of the silk mixed in is more like the best "top" you can find.
The roving has an overall "gun metal grey" color with streaks of white silk running through it.
- Pics 1-5 Roving
- Pic 6 - Timido being a goof ball with his signature "ears back" stance. He is always mugging for the camera on our old farm (before pasture) with a friend TRYING to get in the shot
- 2 oz
- pin drafted roving
- 69% baby alpaca micron 20-23
- 20% SW Merino
- 11% Culivated Silk
- next to skin soft - OH SO SOFT!!
- mill processed
- Natural color - no dye
- alpaca staple length - approx 3 - 3.5 inches
There should be no VM in this roving (I haven't seen any) but if there is an occasional piece, it should fall out when spinning.
The yarn (hand spun by me) is from this roving and won 1st place at NJ Sheep and Wool festival in Sept 2015. Yarn NOT included.