Rouge is salmon pink viscose roving – a combed cellulose (plant) fibre regenerated from wood pulp. Viscose fibres are quicker to layout and easier to work with than silk roving as there is no static electricity. Viscose is also a cost effective alternative to silk roving and we stock a range of over 45 colours.
At 19-20 micron and minimum staple length of 65 mm (2.5 in), this fibre works well with our merino wool roving. The viscose tops weigh around 25 gm/metre, so 20gm is +/- 80cm, and 50gm is +/- 2metres. Use for felting, spinning, paper making, textile art and mixed media.
In felting, laying viscose over the entire surface of wool adds a wonderful lustre, strengthens the felt and reduces pilling. Lay down in fine shingles, clouds or in long thin strands to achieve different textural and shiny effects. A little goes a long way. Viscose fibres will not felt on their own as they have no scales.
Being a cellulose fibre, viscose dyes beautifully using fibre reactive dyes. Imported from Italy, this DHG product carries the Oeko-Tex certification, so it contains no harmful substances. In-house dyeing of this eco sustainable fibre complies with the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).
Extra-fine merino wool roving is also available in the same colours as our viscose. See our whole range for other shades to coordinate with this salmon pink viscose roving. We try to portray colours as accurately as possible, but these may vary depending on the settings of your device / monitor.