Corriedale Wool Roving - Children's Conversation 1 - 4.2 ounces


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This is a hand painted roving, or more properly combed wool top, for hand spinning and felting.

This roving is shades of blue, green, yellow and red.

This Corriedale wool is a medium grade wool that works great for spinning or felting. The even crimp makes it especially good for those who are newer to spinning. The fiber diameter is about 25-30 microns, and the staple length is about 3-4.5".

Corriedale is a sheep breed that was developed during the industrial revolution for the sweater trade. They needed a fiber that was a little longer than Merino for the machines, so they crossed Merino with the long-haired Lincoln to produce a new breed: Corriedale. Today, Corriedale can be quite varied, as Merino is crossed back into the breed to soften it. 

We name our braids based on the inspirations we get from the colors, drawing on nature, literature, mythology, geography, and our lives and travels.  Braids with the same name numbered sequentially are a matched set that were dyed together, although they may have different weights and look slightly different in the photos.

My rovings are dyed with fairly even distribution of colors. Photos are of each side of the coil, so you can see as much of the color as possible. These are the same rovings from which I spin my yarns, so I dye them for that.

Fiber: Corriedale wool
Weight: 4.2 ounces, 119 g