Roving for Sale

We have rovings for sale.  They are from the 2016 shearing of our Shetland sheep.  They are all natural colored.  The sheep were carefully shorn, and the fleeces skirted well.  The wool was sorted and sent to Zeilinger Mill for processing into roving.  They are now for sale for $3 per ounce.

The first roving listed is from our mioget katmoget sheep, Jemima and Ewegenie.  They have intermediate style Shetland fleeces.  The resulting roving is cream colored and soft.  

mioget katmoget roving

 

The next roving is from our mioget sheep, Jocko, Bambam and Harlen.  They also have intermediate style Shetland fleeces.  The roving is a pretty golden brown color and is also soft to the touch.

mioget roving

 

Next we have our grey roving from Moni, Suzette, Madonna and Jewel.  These sheep have more double-coated Shetland fleeces.  The roving is a little less soft and has more variation in fiber lengths.  It is actually darker than the photo shows.

grey roving

Finally we have our black roving from our sheep Diddley, Jet and Mona.  They definitely have double coated fleeces.  So the roving is a little coarser with varying fiber length and some kemp fibers.  The roving is darker than the photo shows.

black roving

Please email me at donnawh@earthlink.net if you have any questions about these fibers.  I can send you samples too.  And, if you have not already, please check out our yarn page at Yarn for Sale and our fleece page at Fiber for Sale.  There are photos of our sheep at Our Sheep Flock page.  Thanks for visiting!

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15 Responses to Roving for Sale

  1. Esther Phelps says:

    do you have some NDG wethers for sale that are available now?

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  3. Candis Morth says:

    Hello,
    I would love to purchase 8oz of Jet’s
    Shetland wool with peacock barbs.
    Just let me know.
    Thank you,
    Candis

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  4. Kyla says:

    Would you happen to have any bunnies for sale?

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  5. Karen Buchner says:

    I am just starting to look for two Shetland lambs for my two Granddaughters to possible show 4-H. I am still learning the standards and colors to make a better informed purchace. Do you have any young stock for sale? I have not even learned the market value of them as yet. But I went to the breeder’s list for WA. and your name is there and you are more local to us. Any info. and advise apprieciated. thanks

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    • Donna says:

      Hi Karen,
      We do not have any sheep for sale. But I know other shepherds that might. I will email you to see if you want me to pass your information on to them.

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  7. I have a question because I have never spun a Shetland fleece before. What does the word intermediate mean in reference to the fleece? Thank you, Suzanne

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    • Donna says:

      Hello Suzanne,
      Some people categorize Shetland wool into three types. There is the fine fleeces which are more consist in fiber length and micron width through the fleece. There are double coated fleeces which have more varying fiber lengths and micron widths even within the same lock and tend to have more variation across the fleece. And then there are the intermediates that are in between these two extremes. I personally love spinning the intermediate and double coated fleeces and feel that they are great for any project that does not need a fine wool.
      Donna

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  8. Chris Thompson says:

    Hello Donna I would like to purchase some of your roving fibers. I need a price please.

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