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Rolags (or Punis) for spinning, Lucky Dip Mix, Wool and Bamboo

Rolags (or Punis) for spinning, Lucky Dip Mix, Wool and Bamboo

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A lucky dip mix from all the 90% Woll and 10% Bamboo rolags currently available. This is a great way of trying out a fibre blend ina selection of colourways

You'll get at least 5 different colourways in each pack - that means no duplicates in the 5 rolag pack but possibly some in the 10 pack.

Each rolag is approximately 21cm (9") and weighs around 5g (there's a image in a different colourway with a ruler). I make a selection of rolags, all named for places around my Hampshire workshop.

I've shown you an image of the yarn I've spun using these rolags to give you an idea of what it might look like. If you like to purchase this colourway as yarn then head this way...

Cool handwash only, This fibre will felt (not a bad thing if you're a felter!)

I would suggest handspun yarn is washed after spinning, this sets the twist and helps eliminate any loose dye. It's always a good idea to wash dark colours separately, just in case!

These rolags use a variety of wool breeds as I've noted in the colour descriptions. Dyed and processed in the UK before being blended with the bamboo fibre, by me, in Hampshire. All merino is sourced from non-mulesed flocks and fibres are dyed to Okeo-Tex 100 standards

In your pack might be:

Portsdown, Limited edition ~ Named for the chalk grassland found on Portsdown Hill this is soft olive green with 'flowers' of coral and pink with some teal to represent the view out over Portsmouth Harbour from 'The Hill' (that's what we call it as I live at the base of it!) 90% Merino/Jacob and 10% Bamboo

Netley, Limited Edition ~ Rich reds to reflect the rich history of Netley - from a 13th century abbey to a military hospital with a victorian village and castle thrown in fro good measure. Velvety reds with a touch of royal blue and purple. 45% Merino, 15% Exmoor, Blueface, 15% Zwartbles, 9% Bluefaced Leicester, 6% Lustre breeds with 10% Bamboo

Salterns Lake ~Areas within Portsmouth harbour are termed 'lakes', Salterns Lake is at the North West of the harbour as it becomes Fareham Creek, If you've seen Fareham Creek at low tide you'll know this green (and possibly be able to smell it too!) Its a strong green base with lots of depth and texture, 90% Corriedale, 10% Bamboo

Cadnam, Limited Edition ~ Cadnam is where the M27 ends and you feel you've arrived in the New Forest. If the season is right you'll see the soft pinky purples of this fibre belnd as the heather blooms 60% Merino, 30% Jacob and 10% Bamboo

Wallington, Limited Edition ~ This blend reminds me of the bright turquoise and orange flash of a kingfisher as it dives. If you're lucky you can witness it for yourself on the river Wallington as it passes through the village of the same name 60% Merino, 30% Jacob and 10% Bamboo

Horsea ~ Horsea Island in Portsmouth harbour was home to the Naval firefighting school and the dark colour of this yarn reflects the burnt structures used for practice. There are some touches of teal and orange too, the relatively undisturbed area was also a haven for wildlife 90% Corriedale, 10% Bamboo

Bursledon ~Home to the last Victorian steam driven brickworks in the country, Bursledon inspired the brick reds, chocolate and burnt oranges of this yarn 30% Merino, 30 % Bluefaced Leicester, 30% Jacob and 10% Bamboo

Beaulieu ~From the French 'beau lieu' meaning 'beautiful place' the village of Beaulieu was perfect for this multi coloured blend. Pink, green, blue and yellow all alongside one another for a pretty yarn. This yarn is 36% Devon Closewool, 36% Romney and 18% Exmoor Blueface (all raised in Devon) blended with 10% bamboo fibre  - it has a slightly more robust handle than the other rolags

Is it a rolag or a puni?

It's not really either! A traditional rolag would be made using hand carders and is a light and fluffy fibre preparation. A puni is a much more compact roll of fibre, usually for cotton fibre.

I make my rolags (let's just use that word so I don't have to keep typing out faux-lag, or rolag/puni etc) on a blending board. They are around 22cm (9") long and fairly compact, each one weighs approximately 5g. That's a little shorter than some you might see and that's why you don't see mine rolled up into spirals. As I make them by hand and use a lot of natural fibres too, there'll be some variation between individual rolags and batches but you'll always get a pack weighing a total of at least 25g (5 rolags) or 50g (10 rolags) etc.

To spin from a rolag you can just start at one end and use whatever drafting style you fancy. Some people like to pre-draft them into roving, some don't. Some like to start from alternate ends, some don't. Some like to chain ply to keep colours together, some don't - It really is up to you but, whatever you do I'd love to see the results. Tag me (@ALittleTangledYarn) on Instagram so I can see what you make

Are you looking for more?

Sometimes you might need more fibre than I have available, sometimes I can help with that...

As spinning is my relaxation time, I don't spin to order as such. However, I will blend rolags or ask the mill to blend more combed top for you. If I have, or can obtain, more fibre for a blend you can just let me know wheat you'd like. To do that either drop me an email at or use the chat box. Once I know what you are looking for I'll work on the order. When it's ready I'll let you and give you the opportunity to purchase it before anyone else. What I won't do is give you a precise date it'll be ready (minimum turnaround is 2 weeks) or take payment before it's ready (quantities over 200g may require a deposit)

To help you choose your blends I've labelled them as

One of a Kind (OOAK) - These are one offs, I won't be able to blend any more than is already available

Limited edition (Ltd Ed) - I have a limited quantity of the fibre required to blend these, let me know how much you'll looking for and I'll check if it's possible

Repeatable - I either have, or can obtain more stock of the fibre to blend these. If a top or rolag isn't marked as OOAK or Ltd Ed then it's repeatable* (I reserve the right to make errors here, I'll always double check before I agree to blend!)

* When I say 'repeatable' I know you know about batch variation and that 'handspun/blended/made' means I'm no machine, there will be variations!

Colour matching & images

I do my very best to show you images that portray my products accurately. However, colours will vary with monitor settings etc and some, in particular reds, oranges and pinks, do not photograph well. If I can help with descriptions, just let me know using the chat or drop me an email at

Washing & Care

'Cool hand wash and dry flat' is my suggestion for the majority of fibres. Most will felt (which could be a good thing if you're a felter!) and it's always a good idea to wash strong colours separately.

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