This Corriedale cross has all the characteristics of a natural Corriedale wool, but has been cross bred to create a softer wool. The Corriedale breed hails originally from Australia and New Zealand where farmers decided to cross Merino ewes with Lincoln or Leicester...More Details
This Corriedale cross has all the characteristics of a natural Corriedale wool, but has been cross bred to create a softer wool. The Corriedale breed hails originally from Australia and New Zealand where farmers decided to cross Merino ewes with Lincoln or Leicester males. These sheep are now raised worldwide. The fleeces are densely packed but each fiber is thicker than its Merino counterpart. Corriedale Cross has a beautiful natural luster to it. With an almost white/ecru natural color, a long staple length, and a definite crimp this wool is perfect for beginner and advanced spinners. This fiber is soft! Perfect for dying projects or felting projects. The average micron count for fibers is between 25 and 32.
This fiber is perfect for needle felting! The springy texture and individual large diameters of the fibers make it easier for the needle barbs to catch the fibers . Adding corriedale to a wet felting project helps slow the felting process giving you more control over the final result, also making the finished wet felted project more bulky.
This corrie X is my go to fiber for all of my Intro to Spinning: Drop Spindles classes. My students love it and it really is the perfect fiber for hand spinners no matter your skill level! It has enough "grab" to it, yet it so soft and lofty that you can spin any weight you want!
I really like this fiber for experimenting with dyeing new colorways, thanks to the excellent price point. Additionally, should the colorway prove to be "successful," the resulting yarn is soft enough, yet sturdy enough, for outer garments. I consider it a "two-fer." Care is needed to keep the fiber from felting during the dyeing process, but that can be said of nearly all fibers that aren't superwash (and the few fibers that you couldn't felt on a bet if you tried all week). I do not consider taking proper care during a process to be a fault of the fiber.
Outstanding value and quality — love spinning with this!
This is processed a lot more smoothly than other Corriedale I have - it spins up so easily. I even used it while drop spindling for the first time and didn't have any problems spinning it finely. I would definitely buy again!
Can't beat the price. Very pleased with the quality. Repeat buyer.