REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP

REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP
MORECAMBE BAY CONSERVATION GRAZER SHEEP

Saturday, 26 March 2016

North Country Cheviot pencil rovings



Heres some pencil rovings I had made from 3 North Country Cheviot fleeces from the conservation grazer sheep.I had most of the crossbred Cheviot/Leicester and Bluefaced Leicester fleeces spun into yarn but there wasn't the quantity in these fleeces for millspinning.The mill suggested pencil rovings,something I'd heard of but not used.I'm finding them really interesting and versatile! A little twist on the spindle wheel gives me a good single thread which I've used as a weft thread and felted.That makes a really dense fabric that I like very much,possibly for bags.I've also plied it and knitted it with nice results and will keep experimenting. £1.65p per 50grams including postage and free samples sent out if you let me know.

3 comments:

  1. After some detective work I think I may have found the person who knitted by favourite jumper. I bought it quite a few years ago in Signature Gallery in Kendall. Do you think this might be right?

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  2. Could be me! I did have some of my woollies at the Signature Gallery it is some time ago though.If you have a picture or can describe the jumper I can tell you for definite.Nice to know the jumper is doing just what it should do .... becoming an old favourite and lasting well !

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  3. I will send you a picture at the weekend, if you email (think you should be able to see my address) I will reply to that. I was wondering if you had any more in stock .... :)

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