Carded wool roving are also sometimes called also wool sliver. During the carding process wool fibers of different length are blended into a long band. This roving has lots of loft and air incorporated and is easy to draft. This fiber preparation will make a springy fluffy yarn when spun. We have four different carded wool roving types from Louet:
Wensleydale Roving has been carded which gives it a lot of loft. At a 38 micron count and a staple length of 5-6 inches this roving is great for spinning and wet felting. Leicester Roving is also easy to draft and spin. English Leicester sheep date back to the 1700s. Leicester is now one of Britain's rarest breeds, categorized as "endangered" by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Carded Blue Face Leicester (BFL) Roving is also easy to draft and spin. English Blue Face Leicester fleece is know for its soft hand and long staple. Jacobs wool roving comes from a very old sheep breed described throughout history and even in biblical times.
Combing is a slightly different way of preparing fibers for spinning than carding. During the combing process the shorter fibers, noils, second cuts etc. are removed, leaving the remaining long fibers ready to spin. This is called a wool top and when spun make an even yarn, that will pill less, can withstand lots of wear and has a great stitch definition.
Mixed BFL is a 75/25 blend of the natural white and natural black Blue Face Leicester. Silky and soft, these long wool fibers are a joy to spin. The colors are lightly blended to provide limitless color possibilities with natural occurring shades or dyeing. Blue Face Leicester is a favorite for spinners that appreciate the nice feel of this sliver.
Super soft Merino wool top at a great price! This fine Merino top from Great Britain will satisfy your craving for buttery soft wool fibers. It is rated as a 22 micron merino wool (merino 64), meaning that it is has fine fibers. Spin or felt it just the way you like it, or dye it in your favorite shades with our Jacquard Acid Dyes. Will make a soft multi purpose yarn. Value Priced!
Corriedale Cross Wool
at a great price! Yes!!
Corriedale Cross is a medium grade wool sliver ideal for spinning,
felting or dyeing. Just right for next to the skin garments, sweaters,
socks, scarves. This Wool Top is Value Priced to save you
Swalesdale his is considered a rare wool top. Naturally colored light grey wool fiber with interesting white kemp fibers, that is great for bags, slippers, woven rugs and everything that needs to withstand heavy wear. This will also can be spun into a perfect yarn for Navaho rug weaving.
Naturally colored Shetland wool top in four yummy colors. Soft and lofty, this wool fiber has a lot of loft and will spin up soft and fluffy. The light brown color is also often referred to a Moorit, and this shade is difficult to find in a natural wool fiber. Combine these four lovely colors for natural color effects.
This is the darkest natural colored wool top we carry. Nice deep dark brown coloration is just beautiful.
Welsh Mountain sheep are considered endangered and their wool is rare.
Dark Brown Welsh Mountain wool fiber is a treat for jackets, tapestries. Easy to spin, medium to coarse fiber staple lenght. Some interesting kemp fibers.
White Welsh wool top makes an ideal companion to the Dark Brown above. It seems a bit coarser than the Dark Welsh above with some nice kemp. Great for tapestries, rugs and more. Easy to spin, medium to coarse fiber.
A dream to spin! Natural Cream Merino-Silk top is the perfect treat! Soft merino blended with shimmery tussah silk. Watch the fibers glide through your hands! Nice drape! 80% 22 micron merino, 20% tussah silk. Great Britain.