Corriedale Sliver - Natural Medium - 100grams
Corriedale Sliver - Natural Medium - 100 grams
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 www.oekotex.com). 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.
Excellent customer serviceBy: Judy on 24 May 2022When I first purchased this wool it was not the right colour. This was not the fault of Green Living as the product had been sent pre-labelled by their supplier. After some good communication the right colour wool was sent to me free of charge. The product itself is fine but it’s the customer service that is really impressive!
Poor colour matchBy: Judy on 3 May 2022The quality of the wool itself is good, but the Ashford colour chart is very inaccurate and extremely misleading, so I was very disappointed not to receive the colour I was expecting. This was NOT the fault of Green Living, as the wool comes from Ashford prepackaged and labelled.
Green Living Australia Response
Thank you for your honest review. We agree that the colour of the fibre was not accurately labelled from Ashford on this particular batch. We have ordered more in order to check to see if this is a one-off or the colour has changed. Of course, some variation is to be expected in a natural un-dyed fibre, but the "medium" this time around was indistinguishable from the "light" fibre previously received. We appologise for any inconvenience.