Breed specific roving from the United Kingdom
Cheviot is a quintessentially Scottish wool. This breed originated in the Cheviot hills, on the border between England and Scotland. The first mention of the characteristic sheep of the region is from 1370, and they were named "Cheviot" in the late 1700s. Cheviot were the first sheep breed to have an established Flock Book.
Their wool is durable, with high crimp and loft, and a 4-5" staple length. With an average micron measurement of 30-35, Cheviot wool is considered medium to coarse.
Cheviot wool is a suitable alternative white for a base for wet felting or needle felting.