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Corriedale Sliver - Natural

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Natural is so beautiful.

Buy any 1kg bump and receive a little bit of sparkle FREE - Angelia looks divine blended or spun through a natural fleece. Give it a go.

Micron 27-30, Staple length approx. 11cm (4¼ins).

Corriedale wool has a defined, even crimp and is smooth and easy to spin or felt. You can spin a fine to medium woollen, worsted or semi-worsted yarn. Corriedale will bulk after washing and has good elasticity. It is ideal for baby wear, woven, knitted or crocheted garments.  

Ashford Corriedale sliver is a 100% New Zealand product with wool from pasture-fed sheep. We know many of the farmers – some of whom have farmed the land for generations. They take great pride in the quality of their wool and the high standard of animal husbandry. The sheep are well cared for and are not mulesed.

After the sheep are shorn, on the farm, the wool is carefully skirted and checked. Only wool that is sound, clean with good fibre length, bulk and colour is selected. It is sent to a boutique New Zealand mill to be dyed, carded and combed.

It is scoured (washed) using an environmentally-friendly, biodegradable detergent. The wool is then dried and dyed. The dyes comply with the strict EU regulations and garments made from the sliver can be certified under the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. This standard is the most widely known standard for certification of ecologically-safe clothing. (Detailed information can be found at The fibre is then gently opened and conditioned. Carding machines align the fibres and remove any foreign matter. It is then gilled and combed. 

Ashford Corriedale sliver is available natural or dyed. 1kg or 100g amounts.


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  • Can this Corriedale wool be dyed? Is it best dyed before or after spinning?

    Thanks for your questions Margaret. The natural white Corriedale wool is just perfect for dyeing. There are no rules to when you should dye wool. Some people like to dye the unspun sliver so they can create a varigated colour when spinning, others like to dye their skeins of spun wool afterwards so they can apply the colour to where they want it on the yarn. It's all part of the creative process. - Cheers Rewa, Aunt Jenny


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