Chocolate, a dark brown 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. Still soft, but with more bulk and spring than merino, Corriedale is a great wool for needle felting and also spins beautifully . This roving can be blended or carded with a variety of other wool and fibres such as viscose. Other fibres in this colour include chocolate 19micron wool roving and chocolate viscose roving.
Dyeing of this DHG product complies with Oeko-Tex standards for safety and GOTS – Global Organic Textile Standard. While this dark brown corriedale roving or sliver comes in a flattish rope-like format with fibres aligned in one direction, we also stock a carded Corriedale . ‘Maori’ batts are a blend of Corriedale and Coopworth wool and another favourite for needle felting and available in a variety of colours.
Corriedale sheep are the oldest of all the crossbred breeds with a hardy constitution and long life span. Corriedale is popular as a general purpose wool and can be spun or felted for almost any purpose.