9 colours – black, white and 7 rainbow shades of viscose roving – Violet, Cobalt, Leaf, Sun, Marigold, Lollipop, Raspberry, White and Black. Packs available in bundles of 9 x 20 gm or 9 x 50 gm each. Viscose roving is a wonderful addition to your next felting, spinning, textile art or mixed media adventure! See ‘Jewels‘ for a bright coloured set without white and black, or the Winter collection for more muted shades.
Made from wood pulp, viscose is a plant fibre and being cellulose dyes well with fibre reactive and natural dyes. Sometimes referred to as artificial silk, viscose fibres can be used in the same way as silk roving. While being significantly cheaper, the fibre also has no static, so layout is easier than silk roving. Characteristics of our viscose fibre is a thickness of 19-20 micron which makes it very compatible with our extra-fine wool roving.
Viscose Roving specifications
These rainbow coloured viscose rovings weigh around 25 gm / metre, with a minimum staple length of 65mm (2.5 in). A 20gm pack measures around 80cm and 200cm for a 50gm pack. Unlike wool fibre, Viscose fibres will not felt on their own as they have no scales. In felting, laying viscose over the entire surface of the wool adds a wonderful lustre, strengthens the felt and reduces pilling. Lay the roving in fine shingles, or in long thin strands to achieve different textural and shiny effects. A little of this fibre, goes a long way. Viscose fibre has endless uses in felting, spinning, paper making, textile art. The roving comes from Dyeing House Gallery in Italy. who dye the fibre in house to Oeko-Tex safety standards. As well as being non-toxic, the process complies with the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).
Our range consists of 46 colours, available singly or in sets. Colours may vary depending on the monitor settings of your device. If you would like a different mix of colours, we are happy to substitute colours. Please advise when ordering or email to confirm availability beforehand.