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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Hand-spinning with Blue Faced Leicester Roving.


This beautifully coloured roving was one of my Christmas presents and I've just started spinning with it. It came from Miss Babs, via The Yarn Haven shop in Knoxville.


I have no idea if it was expensive. I've seen Tops at all different prices, more and less. I look in the Etsy shop usually. Perhaps one of you could give me a guide price as to what you would expect to pay in England for this roving?

The colours are varied in this lovely roving. There is everything from purple to brown and I couldn't wait to get started. After the last three months spinning with a mixture of Alpaca/silk and prior to that Merino, I had to practise a little. This yarn is much more woolly and more difficult to draft. I spent a while practising until I felt comfortable with it and then I started.


Here is the spun yarn.  I'll come back and show you later when I've done some plying.


As a contrast, this is the Alpaca/silk spun up.


and this is the Targhee:


All quite different.

I enjoy my spinning.  It's a great way to relax.

What do you do to relax?


  1. oh a spinning wheel and such beauiful wool So great if you can do these things

  2. Hay Star,

    Ohh...I understand it so relaxed to spinnig...
    And this wool is so beautiful!

    Love from