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The comment - "Because it is carded, the fibers are not parallel, though drawing it into strips may line the fibers up a bit." disagrees with the page on Carding - "Carding is a mechanical process that breaks up locks and unorganised clumps of fibre and then aligns the individual fibres so that they are more or less parallel with each other".

I believe the Roving article is wrong and carded textiles are parallel. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:11, 22 March 2011 (UTC)


What is roving used for? PizzaMan (talk) 18:43, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Would the article be clearer if it started something like this?
A roving is a long, narrow bundle of fibre. Rovings are produced during the process of making spun yarn from wool fleece, raw cotton, or other fibres. Their main use is as fibre prepared for spinning, but they may also be used for specialised kinds of knitting or other textile arts.
After carding, the fibres lie roughly parallel in smooth bundles. These are drawn out, by hand or machine, and slightly twisted to form lengths suitable for spinning. These unspun strands of fibre are the rovings. Roving can also mean a roll of these strands, the strands in general (as a mass noun), or the process of creating them. (OED) Lelijg (talk) 10:17, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
As far as i'm concerned: yes, very much so. I've applied your changes and improved the article a little. One thing i'm still missing is a link for what "top" is. PizzaMan (talk) 16:45, 18 June 2012 (UTC)