This set of viscose roving comprises the whole colour spectrum of 46 colours in the range. Add some lustre with this organic plant fibre to your next felting, spinning, textile art or mixed media adventure! ! Made from wood pulp, viscose is a plant fibre and 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.
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.
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 the whole range of colours. The fibre is 19-20 micron with a staple length min 65 mm (2.5 in) and very compatible with our extra fine merino wool roving. See our whole range for other shades to purchase separately.
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.
Being a cellulose fibre, viscose also 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. Colours may vary depending on the settings of your device / monitor.