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Content: 100% wool
Amount: 100 grams
Fibre Diameter: 30 microns
Convenient colour packs of Ashford's popular 30 micron Corriedale Sliver pre-packaged in 100gm bags. The Ashford Corriedale Sliver is made of 100% pure New Zealand wool. It is perfect for all your fibre crafts including needle felting, wet felting, spinning, blending and carding. There are 8 collections to choose from - Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Pastels, Furry Friend, Fluro and Rainbow Brights.
Summer - green tea, kiwifruit, bean sprout, lime, mint, spearmint, green
Autumn - scarlet, orange, purple, magenta, tangerine, chilli pepper, raspberry
Winter - white, bubblegum, indigo, lagoon, blueberry, lilac, blue
Spring - cupcake, candy floss, marshmallow, pansy, strawberry shortcake, grape jelly, lavender
Pastels - white, honey, mint, lavender, cupcake, ice, apricot
Furry Friends - white, grey, chocolate, butterscotch, toffee, cookie, liquorice
Fluro v1- fluro lime, fluro orange, fluro pink, fluro yellow, fluro blue
Fluro v2 - fluro lime, fluro orange, fluro pink, fluro yellow, fluro blue, black, white
Rainbow Brights - scarlett, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, purple, magenta
Note: The plastic packaging is made of recyclable polypropylene (PP or plastics labelled 5). Check with your local council before recycling this type of plastic through the kerbside recycling program.
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
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