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Ashford Corriedale Sample Packs

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Content: 100% wool
Amount: 21 colours, 40 grams each
Fibre Diameter: 27-30 microns
Staple length: 11 cm

To enable you to touch, see and experiment with Ashford's beautiful Corriedale fibres, they have created 3 convenient-sized Sampler Fibre Packs for you to enjoy and play with. Each pack has approx. 840gm (29.6ozs) fibre per Sample Pack and includes a fibre colour chart. Once you have experienced the pleasure of using their unique fibre, just decided which best suit your next project and order more from us. If we don't have the colour in stock, we'll order it in for you. It’s that simple.

The 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 Tutorials (PDF - instant download):
Learn to Needle Felt
Learn to Felt Welt Felting
Learn to Felt Nuno Felting


Ashford Handicraft's philosophy is to respect nature, work ethically and ensure sustainability. You may read more about about how they do it on their Consumer Information page.

Ashford Corriedale Sliver comes from pasture-fed sheep. 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. The fibre is then gently opened and conditioned. Carding machines align the fibres and remove any foreign matter. It is then gilled and combed.

Photos courtesy of Ashford Handicrafts


Collections: Fibre

Category: Felting, Spinning, Weaving, Wool

Type: Spinning Fibre



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