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It was prom night. I had known the young man I who was taking me for years, it would be a comfortable date. I had a beautiful dress and my hair was professionally “done” for the first time in my life. And I was so excited about having a real corsage: orchids. They just seemed soooo elegant. Richard arrived, with the appropriate box. In it were the most perfect purple orchids I had ever seen and it went with my white and violet dress perfectly. This roving ranges from pale lavender to deep lilac with some magenta and pink to celebrate that lovely corsage, dress, and evening.

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: 4.0 ounces, 113 g
Ilga Jansons
Michael Dryfoos

Handpainted roving - PROM DRESS - Falkland wool spinning fiber, 4.0 ounces

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  • Material: Falkland wool
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