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Vancouver Island Babydoll Southdown Pindrafted Roving, sold in 50 & 100 gram bumps

The Small Bird Workshop

Regular price $12.00

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This pindrafted roving comes from the flock that started this whole Canadian wool adventure - a local, small flock of Babydoll Southdowns owned by a farmer who didn't know what to do with the wool, so was sending it to the landfill. These adorable little sheep are a "lawnmower" flock - their job is to keep the grass clipped (a common job for sheep on small acreages here on Vancouver Island), but they just happen to grow some nice fleece, too!

Babydoll Southdown is the softest of the Down breed wools. It's resilient, springy, and naturally resistent to felting. However, it also has a short staple, ranging from 1.5 to 2 inches, making it best suited to woolen spinning. This batch of pindrafted roving is "natural white", although it ranges from a pale ivory to a rich cream (grey pindrafted roving from this flock is currently at the mill). Although this fibre is not the best for a brand new spinner, it would be suitable for spinners who have had a little experience with woolen/long draw spinning and will make a lovely yarn that's suitable for garments, including next-to-skin items for most.

Sourced from a small flock near Ladysmith, BC, and processed at That Darn Yarn Mill in Kamloops, BC - a 100% BC wool product!

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