Skein #5 Spinning Wheel

348 m 28 g 12400 m/kg
17.5 w/cm 45 w/in
Size Determination: Fine

Romney fleece

Reason for choice of this sample
This fleece has a long staple length, sound fiber and a wide range of gray colors. The light shades are slighly longer than the dark shades, so the combed top varies gradually from light to dark.

Spring Hill Farm — Port Ludlow, Washington.

Preparation for spinning
Scoured and combed in varied size batches.

Equipment used
Two row wool combs, flyer spinning wheel

Type of spinning
Short forward draft

Direction of Twist

Number of plies

Wet blocked

Suggested uses
Warp for firm, flat fabrics such as table runners and placemats or durable upholstery. Use with a solid color weft and a simple weave to preserve the random color variation. As a strongly twisted two-ply, this is Andean weaving yarn like skein #40.


Maximum 36 points

Examiner 1: 30
Examiner 2: 32

Examiner 1 liked the yarn, Examiner 2 noted inconsistency in size and twist.