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Suffolk Roving—Cultivate

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Suffolk Roving—Cultivate

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Cultivate—pinks, pistachio, olive and taupe.

I'm so happy to be able to offer this lovely Suffolk roving in the shop. I love the Down breeds, but really nice Down wool can be hard to find. It's even more unusual to find good Down wool in processed form. This clean, fluffy roving is a true delight, and a real treat for you woolen spinners out there. 

  • 100% Suffolk wool, grown in the US
  • Sustainably processed in the US
  • hand-dyed with love . . . and professional grade acid dyes

Suffolk Worsted is spun from the wool of US Suffolk and Suffolk-cross sheep. One of the six "true" Down breeds that originated on the downs of southern England in the nineteenth century, Suffolks were developed by crossing Southdown rams with Norfolk Horn ewes, and were recognized as a distinct breed in 1810. According to The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, they are the most common breed of sheep in North America. 

This roving comes from Mountain Meadow Wool Mill, a women-owned mill in Wyoming. It will spin up into durable and highly elastic yarns that are perfect for socks or any other items that need to stand up to some wear. Because it has not been combed, it contains a bit of vegetable matter and fibers of all lengths. As a carded preparation, it is ideal for all types of woolen spinning, including long draw.

I use professional grade acid dyes that are light-fast and wash-fast, and I strive to run my dye studio in an environmentally-sensitive way.

For more information about Suffolk sheep, go here.

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Cultivate—pinks, pistachio, olive and taupe.

I'm so happy to be able to offer this lovely Suffolk roving in the shop. I love the Down breeds, but really nice Down wool can be hard to find. It's even more unusual to find good Down wool in processed form. This clean, fluffy roving is a true delight, and a real treat for you woolen spinners out there. 

  • 100% Suffolk wool, grown in the US
  • Sustainably processed in the US
  • hand-dyed with love . . . and professional grade acid dyes

Suffolk Worsted is spun from the wool of US Suffolk and Suffolk-cross sheep. One of the six "true" Down breeds that originated on the downs of southern England in the nineteenth century, Suffolks were developed by crossing Southdown rams with Norfolk Horn ewes, and were recognized as a distinct breed in 1810. According to The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, they are the most common breed of sheep in North America. 

This roving comes from Mountain Meadow Wool Mill, a women-owned mill in Wyoming. It will spin up into durable and highly elastic yarns that are perfect for socks or any other items that need to stand up to some wear. Because it has not been combed, it contains a bit of vegetable matter and fibers of all lengths. As a carded preparation, it is ideal for all types of woolen spinning, including long draw.

I use professional grade acid dyes that are light-fast and wash-fast, and I strive to run my dye studio in an environmentally-sensitive way.

For more information about Suffolk sheep, go here.