Bamboo Roving?!

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Bamboo Roving?!

Post by Sashalo » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:27 pm

I am new to roving and as i search ebay and etsy for cool colors and hot deals i find many other types of "roving" I'm wondering if anyone has tried using things such as "bamboo" or "hemp" roving to make dreads & what kinda results you might have had?! PICS would be AWESOMEEEEE!! ty <3

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Re: Bamboo Roving?!

Post by MrsEss » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:36 pm

You can needle-felt bamboo roving, but not wet felt so to make dreads would take forever.

http://windrosefiberstudio.blogspot.com ... -silk.html <see?


Basically, if it can be wet felted, it should be able to be made in to dreads. Look for merino, corridale & such like.
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Re: Bamboo Roving?!

Post by Sashalo » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:21 pm

COOL!! thanks for the info!

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Re: Bamboo Roving?!

Post by Sashalo » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:05 am

I didn't wanna post another thread but i had another question about fibers if u don't mind Monstar... i keep seeing multi colored wool and I've tried looking tru the pics but i can not seam to find any or notice any that are made with this multi colored wool, have you used it and do you have any pics? Thanks <3

Here is an example of the wool im speaking of: http://www.ebay.com/itm/100g-DYED-MERIN ... 23151512b3

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Re: Bamboo Roving?!

Post by MrsEss » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:41 am

I have. I'll find some pics and link them.

Edit, never used it to make full dreads before but I have used it for accents:
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Re: Bamboo Roving?!

Post by VixenSingsBlack » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:29 pm

A lot of wool dread makers combine their own colors, skipping the sometimes more expensive pre-made blends. I've never used any myself though.

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