Corriedale Cross Wool Roving - Lovelorn 2 - 4.1 ounces

$11.90 USD

This roving, or more properly combed top, is shades of yellow, orange, red and maroon.

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. If you are curious about a particular name, you can always ask us for an explanation. We may sometimes repeat names, but that doesn’t mean that the braids with the same names are directly related, only that they struck us the same way.

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
Source: Ashland Bay
Weight: 4.1 ounces, 116 g