Wool, Hair, and Kemp: What’s in a Fleece?

Spin Off Spring 2018 looks deeply into familiar topics. Known for her expertise in sheep breeds and fleece, Deborah Robson puts individual wool fibers under the microscope in her article. In this excerpt, discover the differences between wool, hair, and kemp—and why each one has its place. Three distinct types of fibers can be found […]

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Most people today are familiar with only the two types of wool best suited for industrial processing. One type consists of wools obtained from a variety of breeds of sheep that are blended to produce multipurpose knitting yarns such as the North American four-ply knitting worsted. The other is merino, obtained from a single breed […]

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