Spinning Sheep Fiber Farm

Roving, Combed Top, Locks, and Batts

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Spinning Sheep Fiber Farm raises purebred, heritage Finnsheep.  After shearing, wool is sent to a family owned mill, where it is turned into combed top, roving, or batts.  There are differences in each of these products based on the preparation of the wool.

A true combed top, not just a commercial top, is a preparation in which all the fibers are parallel, smoothed down into the yarn with the air squeezed out of it, and no twist in the drafting zone.  Commercial combed top is a variant of this.  The fibers are all going the same direction, but there’s more of them and it actually feels fairly different from spinning a true combed top. 

Roving is a carded product, so the fibers are not all parallel as in a combed top.  Although in long ropes liked combed top, the difference in fiber arrangement is quite different.

A batt is also a carded product with fiber arrangement like that in roving.  Batts can be small, produced on a small drum carder, or quite large, blanket-sized, when produced on the machines at a fiber mill.

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SSFF 7

Finnsheep combed top, 2 oz.

Homegrown

Natural medium gray

$7.00 plus shipping from 64040

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SSFF 8

Finnsheep combed top, 2 oz.

Homegrown

Natural bright white

$7.00 plus shipping from 64040

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SSFF 9

Finnsheep combed top, 2 oz.

Homegrown

Natural brown with silver

$7.00 plus shipping from 64040

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SSFF 11

Needle felters sample pack

Merino combed top, .5 oz. Of four colors

Hand-dyed, red, plumaria, bayberry, mustard

$15.00 plus shipping from 64040

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SSFF 13

Blue-faced Leicester locks, 5-6", 1 0z.

Locally grown

Hand-dyed, mustard

$8.00 plus shipping from 64040

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SSFF 12

Needle filters sample pack

Merino combed top, .5 oz. Of four-color

Hand-dyed, leaf green, nightshade, bayberry, spruce

$15.00 plus shipping from 64040

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SSFF 14

Teeswater locks, 4-6 ", 1 oz.

Home grown

Hand-dyed, violet and deep red

$8.00 plus shipping from 64040

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SSFF 15

Blue-faced Leicester,  5-6 ", 1 oz.

Locally grown

Hand-dyed, plumaria and coral

$8.00 plus shipping from 64040

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SSFF 16

Teeswater locks, 4-6 ", 1 0z.

Homegrown

Hand-dyed, pumpkin and mustard

$8.00 plus shipping from 64040

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SSFF 17

Teeswater locks,  4-6", 1 oz.

Homegrown

Hand-dyed, red orange and mustard

$8.00 plus shipping from 64040

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SSFF 18

Teeswater locks, 4-6", 1 oz

Homegrown

Hand-dyed, willow and plumaria 

$8.00 plus shipping from 64040

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SSFF 19

Teeswater locks, 4-6", 1 oz.

Homegrown

Natural white

$5.00 plus shipping from 64040