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As I walked along the trail, the mother ptarmigan popped out from the underbrush, trailing a "broken" wing. Somewhere close by was her nest and her little ones. She led me up the path, stopping to allow me to get close, then dashing further up the trail. When you are a tasty game bird, it is what you have to do to protect your young. This roving is yellow, tan, and brown.

Falkland is a strong, soft fiber from the Falkland Islands in the Southern Atlantic. It is a 24 to 28 micron fiber with approximately a 5-inch staple. This is a very white wool that dyes beautifully and spins very nicely. It is not a specific breed, but rather grown to a specification and blended. There are Corriedale, Polwarth, Dohne Merino and other breeds on the island. Since there are no sheep diseases on the islands, the animals are never dipped so there are not any organo-phosphate or pyrothroid sheep dip residues on the wool.

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: Falkland wool
Ounces: 4.2 ounces, 119 g

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Handpainted roving - GAME BIRD - Falkland wool spinning fiber, 4.2 ounces

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