Ashford Wool Roving
Ashford Wool Roving
Fiber to Needle Felt, Wet Felt or Spin into Yarn.
End of Bump - Sample Sizes
Micron 27-30. Roving, Sliver. Staple length approx. 4.5 inches.
Corriedale wool has a even crimp, smooth and is easy to spin. You can spin a fine to medium woolen or semi-worsted yarn. Will bulk after washing and has good elasticity. It is ideal woven, knitted or crocheted.
After spun or felted: Handwashable. Lay flat to dry.
Wool fibers Felt well. Whether you are making traditional "wet-rubbed" felt or dry felting using a felting needle. Images are representative of shade. Your monitor may differ.
Grown and Processed in New Zealand by Ashford Handcrafts.
Weights measured are approximate. I use a electronic digital scale that weighs to one tenth of one ounce. Due to humidity or the limits of my scale the weight could vary more or less.
Ashford Corriedale sliver is a 100% New Zealand product with wool from pasture-fed sheep. Ashford knows 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 color 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 fiber is then gently opened and conditioned. Carding machines align the fibers and remove any foreign matter. It is then gilled and combed.
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