Wool roving

wool rovingProduced from washed and combed fleece, specialised machines create a thick rope of aligned fibre to become wool roving. Most commonly used as a precursor for spinning yarn, both commercially and at a craft level, but also for felting and weaving. Thickness of the roving varies depending on the machinery used to make it.  The feel or handle of the wool depends largely on the thickness and type of fibre. A low micron wool such as 16 micron merino wool roving will feel very soft, unlike the more coarse texture of 27 micron Corriedale roving.  Although the staple length of the actual fibre is not that long, the overlapping scales on the fibre tend to grab on to each other. A slight twist usually applied to the roving, also helps prevent it from falling apart.

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