Silk Roving, 50g

Ashford

$9.00

 
Silk is pure luxury! Along with its natural sheen, it is strong, resistant to pilling, and has long fibres that make it easy to spin.  It takes dye to produce stunning depth of colour, and blends beautifully with other fibres.
Mulberry silk is pure white and is produced from silk worms which have fed on Mulberry leaves.
Tussah is naturally soft beige and is from silk worms fed on Oak leaves. It has a very long staple.
Silk fibres do not have scales and therefore will not felt on their own. Mix with wool fibres for best felting results.

Category: felting wool , roving , silk , spinning wool



In 1934 Walter Ashford founded Ashford Handicrafts Ltd, a company that has become a world leader in the manufacture of quality spinning wheels, weaving looms and textile equipment.

Today we, together with our loyal team, have produced over 900,000 wheels and looms.

We use only the finest native New Zealand Silver Beech hardwood, sourced from sustainably-managed forests with Forest Stewardship Council approval.

Our wheels, looms and carders are the result of more than 80 years’ experience, customer feedback, research and development. Available in natural wood or finished with eco-friendly water-based lacquer. They are designed to be simple, easy to assemble and finish and fun to use.

Experience the joy and pleasure of creating your own unique yarns, fabric, garments and homeware using our wheels, carders, looms, fibres and yarns. Relax knowing your crafts are sustainable, renewable and environmentally-friendly.