For the century when I actually do start spinning (which better be this century ), did you start with top or roving? I just watched the Knitting Daily that talks about the difference. Pretty cool. Which do you prefer to spin, or do you like them both?
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K, I be a total noob at this whole spinning thing so could someone please explain the difference between roving and top? I do know the difference between rolags n roving (differing prep methods). But this top thing is eluding me.
welp..to answer the question lady violet asked.. i started with commerical combed top.. i've since then spun from locks, batts, fluffs but haven't yet used a true roving.. i suppose batts pulled into roving would be close enough but nothing prepaired as roving
i like it all!
and to fibrenut top is basically a totally combed prep..
this thread could be helpful.. there are pictures!
Sooo, basically to put it in a nutshell, top is to roving as vaseline is to petroleum jelly.
Whereas top is the specific prep and roving is sort of a general term for prepped top or straight alligned fibres. I think I get it, sorta!!! LOL