Welcome to Edgewood Garden Studio. I sell handspun yarn and handpainted roving and batts made from a variety of materials, and other items as the inspiration seizes me.
Each roving braid is a handmade, one-of-a-kind creation and as such may have small imperfections (consider them Wabi-Sabi) in dyeing or spinning. These are not machine-made items, and if I personally wouldn't want to knit or weave with it or wear it, you won't find it in my store. I endeavor to make the best possible product and hope that you enjoy the unique, personal touches I give to my work.
The descriptions given are accurate to the best of my knowledge and are based on the information from my suppliers of wool, silk, alpaca, etc. (Though I once raised sheep and angora rabbits, I am leaving that to others now.)
Please remember that computer monitor displays are varied and colors may appear differently on yours than on mine. I take my pictures with a Nikon D90 in natural light (with minimal flash), to ensure as close a match to real life as possible. Also, I try to give you a verbal description of the colors and hand.
If you see an item you'd like, but you want to wait to purchase, you may request that the item be reserved for you. I will mark it as reserved, and if it is a roving, it will be moved to the Reserved Rovings section. A reservation request is considered a firm commitment to buy. Reserved items not purchased within two weeks of reservation will be returned to general availability, unless other arrangements have been made. You may reserve up to ten items at a time.
Thanks for your requests. I'm delighted that you like my rovings. Unfortunately, the manner in which I dye (Oh, a little of this and a little of that, let's mix these two colors in a jar...mmm...layer this over that maybe?) doesnât make for easy reproduction. Itâs a bit of a mad and joyous process, different every time I dye. Even different wool types take the dye differently, e.g. Wensleydale and silk LOVE dyes; Merino can be persnickety and wash out a bit; on BFL the colors slide around and merge; with Canterbury Romney, the dyes stay put. So, I am unable to replicate existing rovings, or to dye rovings to order.
Each roving in my shop is a unique individual as ephemeral as a butterfly and I hope that you can find something that you like amongst my listings.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can convo me or email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also make a virtual visit to our garden at http://www.edgewoodgarden.com.