Corriedale wool has a defined, even crimp and is smooth and easy to spin or felt. You can spin a fine to medium woollen, worsted or semi-worsted yarn. This fiber also works fantastically in felted projects! Available in over 40 vivid colors! Enjoy...More Details
Corriedale wool has a defined, even crimp and is smooth and easy to spin or felt. You can spin a fine to medium woollen, worsted or semi-worsted yarn. This fiber also works fantastically in felted projects! Available in over 40 vivid colors! Enjoy the 4 oz. price break on this lovely fiber and save! Corriedale will bulk after washing and has good elasticity. It is ideal for baby wear, woven, knitted or crocheted garments, or for use in needle and wet felted projects.
Sold in 4 oz. Bundles
27-30 micron with a 4.5in staple length.
From our friends over at Ashford- "Our Corriedale sliver is a 100% New Zealand product with wool from pasture-fed sheep. We know many of the farmers – some of whom have farmed the land for generations. They take great pride in the quality of their wool and the high standard of animal husbandry. The sheep are well cared for and are not mulesed. After the sheep are shorn, on the farm, the wool is carefully skirted and checked. Only wool that is sound, clean with good fibre length, bulk and colour is selected. It is sent to a boutique New Zealand mill to be dyed, carded and combed. It is scoured (washed) using an environmentally-friendly, biodegradable detergent. The wool is then dried and dyed. The dyes comply with the strict EU regulations and garments made from the sliver can be certified under the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. This standard is the most widely known standard for certification of ecologically-safe clothing. (Detailed information can be found at www.oekotex.com). The fibre is then gently opened and conditioned. Carding machines align the fibres and remove any foreign matter. It is then gilled and combed."
I have used the Cheesecake color in a handspun bat and it gives the "punch" of color that I was looking for.
Good color too
Not quite as soft as the merino but still next to skin soft, not as dense in the roving which I found easier to work with when drafting than merino. Lovely to spin!
Really nice fiber, even for this beginner who barely knows what to do with it. It’s encouraging me to practice. The color is gorgeous, though! And soft, soft, soft.
Wasn't sure I could spin woolen with this sliver, but it did beautifully. Nice loft!