Last week, we got back some beautiful roving from our sheep and goats from the mill that we are using in Michigan. It’s always lovely to get a box back… it does take a while, upwards to 6 to 8 weeks to get through the backlog and be processed. So we have started to do this plan… every month, on the first of the month, we send in a few pounds to be processed. Since there is not a real discount for a lot of pounds (you really have to send in a LOT!) it makes sense to just send in 4 or 5 pounds at a time. The cost is a little more reasonable for us to handle in our budget and eventually, we will start to get back some roving every month or so. That will be cool!
This first return shipment was two different groups… one was pure Shetland… from our lovely lady Miss Galadriel… It ended up being blended down to a lovely light heathery gray color.
And the second batch was a blend of white Angora from Rana and Rafeka mixed in with darker gray from Miss Beulah, a Shetland sheep ewe. It’s softer, but darker in color. Very pretty to spin!
I’m always amazed at how much roving will compress down into a box! Once you get it out, it floofs up with air and becomes like five times as much as it was in the box!
We will be debuting some of the this lovely fiber at the Wine and Wool show we are attending in Jackson Michigan, January 30th, at the Sandhill Vineyards! We are very excited… it’s going to be the first show that we will have Maggie’s beautiful fiber art tools at, as well, as our beautiful fibers and some woven products. Going to be fun!Pin It