The Corriedale sheep is found on sheep farms all over New Zealand. It’s wool has a clear even crimp and is smooth and easy to spin or felt.
The sheep are well cared for and are not mulesed. 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.
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 www.oekotex.com).
Convenient colour packs of our popular 30 micron Corriedale sliver pre-packaged in 100gm bags.
Perfect for all fibrecrafts – needle felting, wet felting, spinning, blending or carding.
8 collections to choose from:
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Pastels, Furry Friends, Rainbow and Fluro.
Getting started with Needle Felting
Needle felting is the exciting process of transforming wool into 3D objects, or adding details to wet felting, using a barbed needle.
Choosing a felting needle
We recommend you buy at least two of your desired needles because they tend to break when you first start out. Each type of needle performs a function:
Choosing a Felting Fibre
We have many fibres to play with, keep the following in mind when choosing:
- Karakul makes for a good base to felt over – it is inexpensive and used to create basic shapes that can be felted over by your chosen fibre.
- Depending on your project, choose your favourite felting fibre
- Locks are often used for doll hair, we have dyed locks and undyed locks
- DO NOT buy superwash, this fibre does not felt