If you are using batting, simply tear off the amount of wool you wish to use for your project. The wool fibers in roving however, are more aligned and can be somewhat long depending on the type of wool from which it is made. Therefore, when you try to simply pull off a section of the roving, it may put up some resistance. But fear not! There is a simple trick:
Measure the length of roving you wish to use.
Then, with your hands 3” – 4” apart, firmly grasp the roving so that the point you’ll be tearing from is in the center.
Holding onto the wool, slowly pull your hands apart, allowing the fibers of the roving to gently separate.