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British Sheep - Naturally Coloured Wool Types

Some British breeds naturally produce coloured fleeces used, without dye, for their special effects.

With a micron range of 30 – 35+, the thickness of the fibre can vary enormously, depending both on the breed and where it is farmed. Shetland is one of the finer, Herdwick, with considerable brittle, white kemp, is usually coarser.

Finest qualities of these wools are used in cloth and hand knitting yarns. Coarser grades are used for carpets and insulation.

Naturally Coloured Wool Types Index

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Naturally Coloured