Introducing Artfelt Pencil Rovings. 50g bundles, 100% Merino Fiber that can be spun, felted, woven, or knitted as is (fingering weight) This delightful roving is available in standard roving form and pencil roving form. Pencil Roving is... Read More
When I purchased it, I was a bit worried about how soft the fiber would be seeing as it seems to be marketed mainly towards felting, but it is super soft and nice to spin with as well. I am using this fiber with a drop spindle, and it drafts out beautifully. There are long sections of color that cycle through in the fiber, some more obvious than others, and it is really enjoyable so see the colors shift as it gets spun. The long continuos roving is nice as well, less joining while spinning always makes for a more relaxing spin.
Have not used yet, but are beautiful!!
For a beginner spinner the artiest pencil rowing is a blast to use. You can spin it as is for a chunky yarn or practice drafting to get the size of yarn you want the colors are vibrant. I always suggest this for my students who are just starting out.