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
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.