The Corriedale Cross sheep is 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 their Merino counterpart. Corriedale Cross has a beautiful natural luster to it. With a long staple length and a springy crimp, this wool is perfect for learning how to spin, and a delight to spin for advanced spinners. This roving is buttery soft, absorbs dye beautifully, and felts with ease.
This wool 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 bulkier.
Corriedale Cross Roving Details:
Micron Count: 27
Staple Length: 3-6 inches or 80-120mm
Country of Origin: New Zealand