Multicolored Roving

So I took Monette’s double coated light grey Shetland fleece, washed it and then dyed half of it green using an organic dyeing process with Greener Shades dye.

I took the other half and dyed it purple using the same brand of dye.

I then took Dixie’s double coated light grey fleece, washed it and dyed it blue using the same brand.

I then carded each color separate on my drum carder.  Here’s the purple.

I then carded each color on the drum carder.  See the top photo.  I pulled the wool off the carder with a diz to make roving.

Finally I place the roving (about 5 ounces per bag) into compostable bags for sale.

Here is a close up.

We will be selling this roving as well as natural colored roving and yarn in addition to produce at the Bow Little Market from 1-6 most every Thursday through the summer.  It is near the corner of Old Highway 99, Prairie and Bow Hill Roads in Skagit County, Washington.  Stop by and say hi if you are in the area.


PS Illness update.  The lambs are doing better.  Bambam is back to normal and Patsy is standing and walking more and more, although is still weak.  Thank you all for your help and support.

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7 Responses to Multicolored Roving

  1. Sharrie Brockhaus says:

    Glad to hear that your lambs are better. I couldn’t offer any help since I don’t know enough, but it is great to hear that they are recovering. Thanks for the update.

  2. sheepsclothing says:

    Glad to hear that the lambs are recovering. Roving looks beautiful!

  3. Tina T-P says:

    I, too, am glad to hear the lambs are better. And that roving is in all my favorite colors! T.

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