Where’s the Wool from?

Posted by Elizabeth Shepley at

We are passionate about wool here at Wool tops and invested time ensuring that all our suppliers are too. We now have well a well-established supply chain and are 100% committed to focusing on the traceability of our wool products to keeping work in Britain. We have amazing talent in the UK so, where possible, all process is done here.

This is the first in our series about the breeds we work with…

Corriedale

Corriedale Falkland wool

 

Corriedale are an old crossbreed (Merino-Lincoln) used both for their meat and their wool. They produce a thick stapled, bulky fleece, which is great for spinning. They’ve a long life span and are docile, as well as being able to adapt to a wide range of climates. Broad and hornless their dense fleece is medium-fine and high yielding with both a good length and softness.

If you want to work with some of this fantastic wool, we’ve undyed yarn & wool tops available – it’s perfect for dyeing and knitting. It's a fibre we love to hand spin with, and is perfect even for the less confident spinner due to its length. You will enjoy getting creative with the Corriedale wool collection as it has a very nice soft feel.

 

Corriedale yarn


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