Shetland Wool Roving Top Batts Hand processed blended turquoise scarlet and orchid 3.6 oz

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Purple Mountains Majesty Wool Batts

Purple Mountains' Majesty Wool Batts

This offer is for 3.6 ounces of shetland batts from Lily.  I blended three colors together, turquoise, scarlet and orchid.  I am calling it "Purple Mountains' Majesty".  This is her 4th shearing, she microned this year in the high 20's.  Her fiber length is very long, 5-7 inches   Her fleece has a nice crimp, but not super crimpy.  If you want me to predraft this into roving balls for you, just let me know.  I have other listings for fiber from this same fleece, if you are looking for more for a larger project.  Other than shearing, I am responsible for all other aspects of prepping the fiber into roving.  I wash the wool with regular laundry soap.  Once the wool air dries, I flick card the locks, which thoroughly removes dirt and debris.  Flick carding also removes dry tips, which prevents noils and pills.  After I've flicked the locks, I run them through my drum carder, and then I urually hand pull the batts into small balls of roving, usually around 2 - 3 oz balls.  For this offer, I left the fiber in batt form directly from the carder.  We raise shetland sheep on our small family farm.  We usually have around 20 or so adults that we use for breeding stock.  Please check out our website and blog for more information on our sheep.  www.wpshetlands.homestead.com  www.whisperingpinesshetlands.blogspot.com.  I include a nice photo of the sheep that the fiber came with every order.  I hope you enjoy this fiber.

Pattern or design used: My own design
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