An all purpose, versatile wool at around 27 microns, this creamy natural white Corriedale roving comes from New Zealand. These off-white 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. Also suitable for dyeing with acid based dyes or dyes specifically for wool or protein fibres. While this natural white 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 very 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.