Sand, a natural light beige corriedale roving / top. An all purpose wool at around 27 microns, this smooth combed Corriedale roving comes from New Zealand. These combed wool tops are about 4m per 100gm (4yd/3.5oz), and 23g/m (0.81oz/yd). With a long staple length of up to 80mm, Corriedale roving suits all kinds of felting projects that require a sturdier fibre. While still soft, it possesses more bulk and spring than merino, making Corriedale a great wool for needle felting. It also spins beautifully and can be blended or carded with a variety of other wool and fibres including viscose. The same colour is available in Sand carded wool, Sand 19 micron merino and Sand viscose roving.
Dyeing of this DHG product complies with Oeko-Tex standards for safety and GOTS – Global Organic Textile Standard. While this beige corriedale roving comes in a rope-like format with the fibres aligned, we also stock carded Corriedale . ‘Maori’ batts – a blend of Corriedale and Coopworth wool, favoured by needle felters and available in a variety of colours.
With a hardy constitution and long life span, Corriedale sheep originated in New Zealand in the 1880’s – the oldest of all the crossbred breeds . Commercially viable and a popular general purpose wool for felting and spinning. Most commonly used for heavier wearables, certain knitting yarns, mats, boots & other durable items.