Pencil roving or pencil yarn for felting, weaving and spinning as well as for use as an art yarn.
This fibre is a thin, super soft 19 micron merino roving, with a slight twist. Ideal for use in wet felting, nuno felting and needle felting.
Use as a surface embellishment in felting as it is with the slight twist, or untwist for a flatter and straight effect. Great for creating defined lines. After untwisting, this pencil roving is not quite as thick as a pencil, but is much bulkier than thin pencil yarn or preyarn.
Because of the slight twist in the roving, this bulky yarn is easy to crochet or knit. As the yarn weight is 5, see appropriate needle sizes shown in the specifications along with care instructions. For minimal shrinkage, hand wash at 30 °C or below. Intentional or not, this roving will felt in a washing machine!
Based in Perth Australia, Unicorn Fibres is an online business focusing on quality felting supplies. Our aim is to source and supply fellow felt makers, spinners and textile artists with a quality range of fabric and fibres at affordable prices. Our supplies for felting feature a large range of extra fine combed merino wool rovings and viscose fibre, as well as unique hand-dyed delicate fabrics. These include Margilan silk gauze, cotton scrim and other embellishments fit for a unicorn. Supplies for felting include ball brausers and needle felting tools. All prices shown are in Australian dollars. Owner Sara Quail is a felt maker and has been actively involved with a variety of textiles over the last 2 decades – exhibitions, teaching, magazine articles…. See more at saraquail.com