#23DK, Primitive Breed Grey S/C
Fiber: Primitive Wool
Source: USA grown and processed
Micron/Spin-Count: Variable (see below)
Staple: 2-3 inches
Color: Light Grey
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Commentary: The nature of primitive sheeps wool is that there’s a wide range of variance in each fleece, from 20-40 micron. Approx. 25% is 23 micron and finer and 25% is 35 micron and coarser and the rest is somewhere in between. The variation makes for a sturdy product, popular with rug makers. The “K” in the product number stands for “Kempy,” which refers to the coarse straight hairs that appear throughout the sliver.
Note that domestic carded sliver products often have a small amount of vegetable matter.