Needle Felting Wool Roving Sliver -
The Felted Ewe proudly offers Earthsongs Variegated Dyed Wool Sliver! This 22 Micron Sliver (pronounced Sly - ver) is a Custom Blend of Domestic & New Zealand Breeds grown & processed right here in the U.S.A! Earthsongs Variegated Wool Sliver Fibers come in a wonderful, vivid variety of Colors that add unique textures and tone-on-tone effects to your projects. This is a medium fine wool, very soft to the touch, but still has that Crimpy Texture Needle Felters love. These fibers are an excellent choice for Needle Felting, Wet Felting, Nuno Felting & even for Spinning. They are commercially dyed & carded but I do find that dye lots can vary with this supplier so please order enough to complete your project. Although these fibers are very clean, due to the nature of the cleaning process, some vegetable matter may be left behind. Because these fibers are commercially dyed we cannot guarantee the color fastness of any of these fibers.
What is the difference between Sliver & Roving?
Wool carding, using a Commercial or Drum Carder, is the process of brushing the wool with wire teeth, in this case, to slightly align the fibers and clean the vegetable matter (VM) from the wool. The wool is then divided into easy to use Roving Strips or Ropes, about the thickness of an empty toilet paper roll & with a slight twist. Slivers are processed one step farther & are thinner in circumference, between a dime & a nickel with no twist. Both contain aligned & non-aligned fibers.
Please Note: Although we attempt to portray colors as accurately as possible, some color samples shown may not be exact. Factors such as your computer monitor, brightness and contrast settings and gamma setting can all affect the colors shown.