Hand Dyed Wool spinning fiber
Corriedale sheep were developed in Australia and New Zealand by James Little who crossed and selectively culled merino and Lincoln sheep. His goal was a breed of sheep that could survive well in areas with like rainfall and produce a long staple of fiber.
The fleece from a mature corriedale can weigh from 10- 17 pounds with a staple length from 3.5-6 inches and microns ranging from 25-30.
The Corriedale was first brought to American in 1914 and was later used to develop the American Targhee breed.