The Henrietta is a 2-4 inch staple roving in stunning natural silver grey. Correidale wool mixed with other local fleeces of similar shade and type. Sourced from American farms, mostly in the Northeast. 29.5 micron. This roving has some lanolin as well as some nepps and flecks of hay. The grease is more that I usually see in roving, but it rinses out well. This roving is flecked with white hairs. Used in dyeing, the grey adds depth and a jewel tone aspect or heathering to colors. Hand or drum carding would turn this inexpensive diamond in the rough into something really special. Limited stock.
Available in continuous lengths.
Roving is carded fiber shaped into a long cylinder. The fibers crisscross each other. It is best suited to woolen preparations. Combed top is further processed by combing, removing much of the remaining nepps and debris, and making the fibers parallel. Top is best suited to worsted or semi-worsted preparations.
Micron indicates the fineness of the fiber. Below 24 micron is considered fine. Merino and Rambouillet are finewools. The smaller the micron, the finer the wool. Conversely, spinning count indicates finer fiber with higher numbers. This is because it is based on the number of hanks of yarn that can be spun from a pound of wool.