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Gooseberry - Corriedale, UK Alpaca & Sari Silk

Gooseberry - Corriedale, UK Alpaca & Sari Silk

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This blend of 72% corriedale wool, 14% natural, undyed UK Alpaca and 14% recycled sari silk combed top in shades of green from emerald to lime,  with a little contrasting pink and red. You might also find a little bit of sparkle from the recycled sari silk as it adds colour and texture to this blend

Did you know there's a heritage variety of gooseberry called 'Whinham's Industry'? If you're thinking I planned this colour of Winnham Blend with that in mind I'm afraid you overestimate me - It turns out Mr Whinham bred a red variety. The combed top however, conjures up the tart taste of gooseberry with shades of green and just a touch of pink

How I spun the sample: I spun this top from the end without getting too worried about the little blips of sari silk and plied 2 singles together to give a heavy aran yarn. (You're buying the fibre here, not the yarn sample)

72% 25-30 micron corriedale, staple length 80-120mm, complies to Oeko-Tex 100, EN71-3:2019+A1:2021 standards

14% Natural undyed, Alpaca from the UK, 28 - 29 microns

14% recycled sari silk - As Sari Silk is a recycled handmade and hand dyed product, I suggest only cold water use

Braids, Bundles & Buns

I package my combed top in Braids, Bundles and Buns, most of my fibre is available in all three sizes.

A Braid is a minimum of 100g of combed top and it is 'crocheted' into a braid. To use it just untuck the end and pull, it'll just unravel easily. If it doesn't then you're probably working from the wrong end, flip it and try again

A Bundle in a minimum of 50g of combed top. This will come wound into a bundle with the end tucked in. All you need do is locate the end and you're off

A Bun is a minimum of 25g combed top and its rolled into a cute little bun shape. you'll probably be able to find either end to work from

Sometimes you might find a mini bun in a selection box, those are a minimum of 10g

Colour matching & images

I do my very best to show you images that portray my products accurately. However, colours will vary with monitor settings etc and some, in particular reds, oranges and pinks, do not photograph well. If I can help with descriptions, just let me know using the chat or drop me an email at

Washing & Care

'Cool hand wash and dry flat' is my suggestion for the majority of fibres. Most will felt (which could be a good thing if you're a felter!) and it's always a good idea to wash strong colours separately.

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