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Though in once-fine leather bindings, the beloved books had the very over-used look of many years, no, generations of use. The case bindings were a bit weak in their hold on the signatures and the stitching was coming undone. Perhaps, if the owners were the sort of people who believed in the restoration of books more than the reading of them, these old trusty friends might have a more dignified old age. As it was, they were beloved, though dog-eared, friends. This roving is spruce green, deep burgundy and gold and olive.

BFL is a “multipurpose” sheep breed dating back from the early 1900’s which produce “litters” of three or four lambs with long loins. I’ll leave the rest to your imagination. Fortunately, they also have a beautiful soft, long wool that is especially easy to spin, so they are raised to maturity for their lustrous fleeces.

My rovings are dyed with fairly even distribution of colors. Photos are of each side of the coil, so you can see as much of the color as possible. These are the same rovings from which I spin my yarns, so I dye them for that. If you find one missing that hasn’t sold, likely, I’m spinning it. Except for specialty fibers, rovings are priced at $3 an ounce.

Fiber: Blue Faced Leicester wool
Ounces: 4.1 ounces, 116 g

Hand painted roving - Dog-Eared Books - Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) wool spinning fiber, 4.1 ounces


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  • Materials: BFL wool, Blue Faced Leicester wool
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