Carded Corridale wool for felting

Carded Corridale wool in easy to use slivers (long  strips pulled off a carded batt). These are super easy to felt with as the fibres are loosely criss crossed and remain lofty and light with a nice crimp. This enables the wool to easily felt together to give a fast felting experience. For the quickest results I recommend using a 36/38 guage needle in either a triangle or star/spiral. The fibres also smooth down nicely if you go over them with a finer guage needle like a 40 triangle or star/spiral. Available in a a range of colours to get your imagination going!

What's the difference between carded wool and wool tops/roving?

You can see from this length of Corridale sliver, that the wool fibres are short and meshed. This makes them easier to felt together because they are already overlapping and won't take much felting to bind the fibres together.

You can see from this length of Merino roving that the wool fibres are longer and running neatly in the same direction. This makes it more time consuming to needle felt because the fibres tend to want to stay neatly in line with each other.

needle felted Alpaca

 

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