Sunday, January 15, 2012

29 gifts: day eleven

Today's gift (ok, several days ago...I'm a little behind) is alpaca roving to a friend who is adding spinning to her fiber art skills.

What is roving?  Roving is fiber that has been cleaned and carded.  When our roving returns from the mill, it is fiber that has been taken through all the stages up to the point where it spun into yarn.  It is beautiful and soft and our batches combine fiber from different animals to have a blend of colors.

We usually consign it at a local shop, The Wicked Stitch, or sell it to our fiber friends.  We had some on hand and I learned our friend was into spinning.  We thought it was a perfect way to thank her for her friendship and support her fiber habit.  Happy spinning, Tanya!

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