People seem to want to know how I make these things. I guess I’ll share, but it will take me some time, I’m slow.
First thing you need is some nice hand-dyed wool roving. Here is the roving that I dyed. I am going to felt this into a scarf. It is Polwarth wool – very soft, but with a longer staple than Merino. I love it because it’s beautiful to spin with, super soft and fluffy. I like fluffy.
If you are interested in buying hand-dyed roving from me. I charge $5.00 an ounce plus shipping for hand-dyed Polwarth. You only need about 3 ounces, so $15.00 will do it.
Now, I have a nice, 8 foot long table that I lay that roving out on – only I don’t use the whole table, I do a bit, roll it up and do a bit more.
What am I doing, you ask? I’m stretching the roving out, width-wise – to start to form a scarf shape – you just keep pulling the wool gently – I usually go up and down the entire length several times. I’ll leave this for today and continue tomorrow. I have a lot of fiber to arrange. 🙂
Oh, and I can dye roving about any color you might like, but dyeing is not an exact science, so the colors do vary from one order to another.