The Corriedale sheep is found on sheep farms all over New Zealand. Its wool has a clear even crimp and is smooth and easy to spin and felt. The sheep are well-cared for, sheared humanely and not mulesed. This beautiful all-purpose fiber is popular for both traditional wet felting as well as dry felting with a needle.
Leave unspun or spin into a fine to medium woollen, worsted or semi-worsted yarn. Corriedale will bulk after washing and has good elasticity. Yarn spun from this fiber is ideal for baby wear, woven, knitted or crocheted garments. 27-30 micron, 4.25" staple length.
Comes in long ropey lengths, about 2 inches wide and 1 inch thick, referred to as sliver but known by many as roving. One ounce measures almost 2 yards in length.
It can be expensive to ship an order with large amounts of fiber. If additional funds are required, we will contact you.
Posted by Deborah Van Cleef on 16th May 2014
I'm new to needlefelting. Had tried some other roving and found it rough. But this is Heaven! I can pull out sections with ease, layer colors to create shadows, add wool yarn for ridges. I love the fact this is humanely collected and a renewable resource is an added bonus. The results are surprisingly wonderful. I've been looking for an alternative sculpture medium since I can no longer do woodcarving or work in plaster. Needlefelting is similar to working in clay without all the mess. Thank you for providing such an incredible material. Look forward to trying some different types!