#22DD Off-white Shearer’s Choice Dorset Carded Sliver


Fiber: Dorset wool
Source: New England sheerer
Micron/Spin Count: 29.5 mic / 54s
Staple: 2-4 inches
Color: Off-White/ultra light grey
Bump (free shipping): 2 bags weighing 10-12 lbs each

We call this “Shearer’s Choice” because the idea for this line came from dealing with a local shearer who has been selling us wool for years. Dorset sheep have a helical (circular) crimp while a lot of wool crimps in a straight wave. The helical crimp gives the wool more loft which makes this product great for folks spinning and knitwear products. If you want a lot of texture in a needle or fabric felt product this might be worth playing with as well. Previous versions of this product included Polypay as well, which has similar properties. We’re planning to replace the Dorset with Cheviot for future versions, which we imagine will further improve the loftiness of this great product.


NB the 23DD has double the dark wool of the 22DD blended in, but they appear quite similar. The 22DD is slightly lighter. We can tell the difference, but if you order both and they look the same to you…don’t say we didn’t warn you. 🙂