Tour de Fleece – Day 3/Stage 3

So I’m all caught up with the spring breed study from The1764Shepherdess and have started with the summer study, which consists of Corridale (July), Blue Face Leicester (August) and Wensleydale (September).

I prepped my 1 oz of Corridale and finished spinning it up in 30 minutes.  

About the breed:

Corriedale sheep are a dual purpose breed, meaning they are used both in the production of wool and meat. The Corriedale is the oldest of all the crossbred breeds, a MerinoLincoln cross developed almost simultaneously in Australia and New Zealand and first brought to the United States in 1914. The Corriedale is internationally farmed, in Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, Southern Brazil, Uruguay and Patagonia. Corriedales are one of the most popular sheep breeds in Uruguay. On the Falkland IslandsPolwarth and Corriedale form the main sheep breeds.

I’m quite pleased with my results…. 25 yards chained plied and light worsted weight! 

Until next time – Happy Spinning!

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