This roving, or more properly combed top, is shades of orange, red and brown.
We rinsed these braids as normal, plus with a light rinse of synthrapol, but they still bleed a bit. Rather than risk felting them with more scrubbing, we are selling them at a discount. Once spun, they can be given a good wash before knitting, crocheting or weaving.
This Corriedale Cross 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. We got this at a very low price, so we are passing on our savings to you. The fiber diameter is about 30 microns, and the staple length is 3.5".
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 braids 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 braids from which I spin my yarns, so I dye them for that.
Fiber: Corriedale Cross wool