Corriedale Humbug Wool Roving - Lion's Den 1 - 3.9 ounces

$12.70 USD

This roving is shades of yellow, orange and brown.

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

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 4". This is a blend of New Zealand-grown natural colored white and brown wool, which we have overdyed. The blending process creates a striped effect, so the mill has called this "humbug" after its resemblance to a striped British candy. We apply the Humbug name to distinguish it from the other Corriedale varieties we carry.

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. 

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 wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 3.9 ounces, 111 g