Drysdale wool: specialised carpet wool of the double-coated variety! Staple length averages from 14-19cm.
This is carpet wool (ie. around 35 micron+ ). In these staples the undercoat is approximately about 8cm long (compared to the long outer coat).
This wool is suitable for craft wool and certain styles of woven rugs.
Drysdale fleece takes dye very well (unlike other wools, the dyes can sometimes *improve* the handle of the outer coat!!)
Drysdale fleece has no crimp and no lustre. The outer coat is very harsh compared to most other wools.
This wool is sold as raw fleece and may contain small amounts of vegetable matter. Please be aware that although the harsher outer coat has limited felting the undercoat felts easily during washing/dyeing.
** picture is representative only. Each shearing is slightly different with the amount of dirt in the fleece tips etc