Dashing Mouse Fibers Romney Carded Sliver Spinning Fiber

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This Romney carded fiber is versatile with a good staple length and medium lustre. It is a good wash and wear fiber and can easily be spun into a variety of 2ply and novelty yarns for knitting or weaving. Sold in 1/2 pound bags.

Formerly supplied by Louet.

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Comments about LOUET Romney Carded Sliver Spinning Fiber:

I ordered this as well as Leicester carded sliver spinning fiber. The Leicester was and has been on back order since May, and as of August 9th the company finally canceled the order stating they had no idea when it would be available. 3 and 1/2 months!!
On top of this, the Romney, is not a very nice quality fiber at all. It's more of an off white, natural color, very coarse, scratchy, no softeness what so ever, and although it's described as a good fiber to work with, especially beginners, because of the staple length, I would have to totally disagree! It does not have a nice pull to it when drafting, or pre-drafting-whatever your preference may be. Instead actually, you feel as thought with the staple length you're tugging, and may actually end up with more pieces, shorter than you originally intended. When spinning, whether by wheel, spindle-whatever type, it's not a pleasant feel in your hands. There's so many opinions out there as to what is the "best" for a newbie, and I have to just say, the 3 things I personally have concluded.
1) A newbie/a beginner/or someone just picking it back up, needs to go with a semi soft fiber, not slick, but soft. Something you truly enjoy touching.
2) You also need to go with a balance as to whether it has great tension, with some give, and nothing obviously too short, or too long.
3) And I would say do some research. Understand some of the basic terminology of descriptive words for fiber. Absolutely, do not go with cheapest, the most expensive, or someone else's cast-off. DON'T break the bank, BUT DON'T go for the cheapest, or WORSE YET, somebody else's cast off. Rarther find an in-between ground youre comfortable with-you will find yourself actually enjoying what you're doing more and more, rather than dreading it.
All in all, this particular fiber is NOT the one.

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