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Old 10-27-2007, 11:27 AM   #1
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Where to get roving?
Happy Birthday to me (and Christmas and ...) I ordered me a spinneret. I bought a Kromski Minstrel simply because I like the way it will look in my tiny house! I am a beginner so the way I figure it, we will get along just fine.

Anywhoo, can any of you turn me on to some web sites in which they sell good quality (and soft) roving? Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
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Where to begin...I'ma huge fan of Spunky Eclectic -- she does beautiful work. BFL (Bluefaced Leicester) is a great beginner fiber, soft and easy to spin. Don't be afraid to e-mail Amy with questions...she's super friendly and helpful.

There are tons of independent fiber dyers on www.etsy.com...gorgeous stuff! Paradise Fibers is a great source for undyed fiber, as is Copper Moose.
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Happy Birthday you lucky girl!! I just looked at that wheel and I love it...when you use it can you report back here and let us know how you like it, please!!!
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Thank you for the suggestions for finding some nice roving. I will go to those sites and have a great time searching, learning, and buying.

I will definitely be back to report on the Minstrel, just as soon as I figure out what in the heck to do with it once it is in my house!
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I like using these two: Great prices, great service and terrific fiber!
http://www.thesheepshedstudio.com/
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I would suggest also getting a variety of types of fibers- different preps of wool (batts, rocing, locks), different breeds, and different types of fibers, so you can have fun playing with everything and finding out what you like to spin.
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Thank you for all of your kind and thoughtful responses. I have been doing a wee bit of "point and BUY" using your suggestions! Yes, as time goes by I will take your advice and use all sorts of fibers to see how they respond and how I respond to them. Now, how to sleep between now and the 31st It's like the approach of Christmas to a 6 year old!!
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