Wool Grades

For centuries, wool has been spun into coarse or fine yams with the wool fiber diameter determining whether it would be coarse or fine. A better classification was needed, however, to describe the difference between wool from the different breeds of sheep, or the wool from the different parts of the same fleece. So, three grading systems evolvedĀ over the years to describe different qualities of wool. They are the Blood System, the Count System, and the Micron System. The Blood System is the oldest system, originating at the time of the early American colonies. It is based on the breed of sheep, and is divided into six grades. The Merino… Read More

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