Bark – medium brown wool roving made from extra-fine merino wool.
Ideal for felting, this warm brown wool roving also suits needle felting, spinning, giant knitting and hand weaving. At around 19 microns, the tops weigh approximately 23gm/metre or 4 metres per 100gm. A high quality fibre which is very soft and easy to work with due to the combing process after dyeing. The DHG wool rovings we stock are also available in colour blends made from the range of solid colours. In addition, we have a range of wool & silk rovings, consisting of 70% merino wool and 30% Tussah silk. Examples of items using this extra fine merino, perfect for making wearables and fine felt.
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DHG wool roving
DHG wool comes from flocks in Australia and South America that are ‘Mulesing Free’, with meticulous selection to ensure and maintain consistency. Merino wool has the reputation of being one of the softest and finest of sheep wool available. Ranging from 11.5 micron, most merino wool is less than 24 micron. The length of the staples can vary up to 100 mm (4 in). With origins in Spain in the 12th century, further refining of the breed took place in New Zealand and Australia at the end of the 18th century. Dyeing of the fibre complies with the Oeko – Tex Standard 100 so it is free of harmful substances. The dyeing house has the Global Organic Textile Standard 5.0 and GRS certification. The eco-sensitive dyeing process also includes the use of recycled water and low impact to the environment.