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The first fibre you spun was roving or combed top. You've got memories of mistakes and triumphs. It's the foundation of your craft.

Because it's the basis of most of your projects, especially the practical ones, it can feel repetitive and monotonous in your hands. You've lost the spark you used to feel about roving.

However, you can easily get out of that roving rut and regain your enthusiasm. ROVING will empower you to shift your perspective and discover how easy it is to manipulate roving and combed top into truly exciting, dynamic, yarns.


"Absolutely stunning, beautiful books, awesome pictures. I find a new breath on my spinning with this very interesting spinning and prep fiber approche." - Chloe

"Well laid out, love the interviews of other fiberistas! Can't wait to try the techniques on others and my own hand dyed roving." - Sarah Elizabeth

"Definitely helpful. Now I know that when I start spinning I have the power to control the color!" - Su


ROVING isn't a spinning textbook, it's 133 pages of vivid photography, detailed step by step written instructions and hundreds of unique variations.

Each technique is specifically chosen because of its ability to result in thousands of different outcomes with even the smallest tweak. Techniques can be layered, implemented on other fibres, spun thick and thin, the possibilities are endless.

You will learn:

- How colour presents in your yarn, how to self-stripe, how to fractal, how to gradient, etc.

- How to transform an "ugly" colourway into something beautiful.

- How to blend and combine colour without entering the "technicolour granny" zone.

- It's okay to ditch measurements and weights.

- How to better make the fibre in your hands become the yarn in your mind's eye.

- How to collaborate with the dyer rather than let her choices control yours.


"Really inspirational, would highly recommend this to everyone." - Bex

"Awesome. I've learned a lot." - Lorema

"Great as a reference, really pretty images and an interesting read diving further into techniques." - Petra


Each technique is broken down into the six sections that make it easy to follow step by step at the wheel and on the go (and printer friendly!).

-What is this technique?
-What type of fibre is best suited to this technique?
-How do you prep it?
-How do you spin it?
-What are some variations of this technique I could try?
-What are some ways I could use this yarn?

See each of the techniques included here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gracehopkins?section_id=18988421


"Rich in spinning colored roving techniques. I printed them out, and will use them a lot." - Lili

"Very inspiring, well writen, will probably buy the others as well..." - Dunja


What's an Ebook?

An ebook is a book in electronic format (a PDF). You can read it on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Take it with you and read it on the go! Or, if you'd like, you can print it out on your home printer and read it on paper. Your choice.


"This book will help you break out of the end to end spinning rut. It will embolden you to break down those braids and make the colors bend to your will." - Lenora


If you have a question, please send me a message!

Please Note:

ROVING isn't a beginner's guide, if you aren't comfortable spinning a single and plying 2-ply and N-ply there are hundreds of tutorials online to get your ready for ROVING!

Check out my second book BATT - https://www.etsy.com/listing/230008713/batt-spinning-book-batt-spinning-batt?ref=featured_listings_row

Check out my third book CARD - https://www.etsy.com/listing/256498110/card-drum-carding-book-drum-carding-art?ref=featured_listings_row

Check out the whole bundle - https://www.etsy.com/listing/270385316/roving-batt-card-spinning-books-bundle?ref=featured_listings_rowbatt-spinning-batt

Check out felting & spinning fiber at https://www.etsy.com/shop/gracehopkins

ROVING Spinning Book - Roving (Combed Top) Tutorial - Handspinning Pattern