This roving is very textured and even still a little oily. At first it frustrated me (when I tried to control it), but then after spinning it woolen longdraw and letting it do its thing, I really began to enjoy it. Would not recommend for a beginner's first spin, as it is more difficult to control and could result in much frustration. I used the Golden Sun colorway and I love the little flecks of pink it in. My yarn came out soft & lofty and I just love the colors.