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The wool fibre depends on the length of the fiber once it is sheared from the sheep, the thickness of the fibres, the texture of the fibre (rough, soft etc), whether it is wavy or straight and the appearance of the fibres (gray, white, black etc).
Breads of sheep include Cross-bred / longwool, shortwool, coarewool and mountain breeds.
Please note that I will begin to update this page in the future with information on the different public exhibitions and talks that myself or one of my colleagues will be giving on subject of the Indian wool industry, Indian weavers and production techniques.
Corriedale: This wool comes from a large sheep that is a cross-bread between Lincoln or Leicester males. This wool is usually pure white and is great for spinning. It has a springy texture and a soft feel. Between 25 and 32 fibre can be collected from the sheep. Merino: This is one of the most sought after types of wool because it is famous for its soft, warm fleece. It is versatile wool which is odour and stain resistant and naturally elastic. Lincoln: This wool is well suited to wefts in weaving because the yarn is silky to touch and very durable, making it ideal for outer garments such as jackets. Leicester: This elegant wool is taken from extremely lustrous fleeces during winter, because they are better quality than in the summer. The fleece yields a huge amount of wool a year; 70%.