Photos above are:
An example of the roving I offer to my customers.
An example of my fleeces after they've been skirted, washed (not scoured) and VM picked out handful-by-the-handful leaving very little in the final product. This is 3 pounds, 6 ounces. It is at this point I am ready to scour it.
The waste - VM, any second cuts, etc., from the picked fleece.
I process each of my sheep's fleeces individually. Pricing is for the quantity you desire from each sheep if I have roving from more than one sheep available.
Price = $3.75 USD per ounce. MINIMUM order is 4 ounces.
Price = Add an additional $0.15 per ounce if the roving has been dyed.
Price = Add an additional $0.10 per ounce if the roving is from a virgin fleece.
If the wool is dyed, I use dyes boasting extremely high wash fastness and good to excellent light fastness.
bear in mind the photo May
Be Slightly Different from the
actual item in terms of Color
due to the lighting during the photo shooting or the monitor's
*Babydoll Southdown sheep are born either black or off-white.
though they are born black and referred to as black sheep, the fleece
of many will fade to dark chocolate or lighter shades of brown and even
an oatmeal color. As they age, some of the black sheeps’
will fade to different shades of gray, some much faster than other. I usually only have one or two black fleeces available each year.
otherwise noted, once the sheep were sheared by a
all aspects of the processing of the fleece, from raw to finished
product was completed by me at the Bergamascos' Babydoll
Brigade farm in a smoke free environment. I used a mill to process my scoured/dyed wool into roving.
wool is a natural
version of "superwash" if you will. I have washed hand knitted
socks, hats, and sweaters in my front
loading washing machine. After washing, I block them to the desired shape and then air dry. I
recommend hand washing, blocking, and air drying
for "fancy" items or items with fringe.
$varies depending upon quantity ordered
me and provide the following
information after which I will provide you with a PayPal invoice:
- your zip code to calculate shipping charges
- your PayPal e-mail address so I can send the invoice
shipping to US zip codes, US territories, and APO/FPO addresses. Others
contact me for a shipping quote.