The "Sheila" top is a 6-7 inch long staple Australian crossbred combed top. Sleek, somewhat crisp feel. Felts and dyes well. A thinner combed top than I usually carry.
Available in continuous lengths.
Roving is carded fiber shaped into a long cylinder. The fibers crisscross each other. It is best suited to woolen preparations. Combed top is further processed by combing, removing much of the remaining nepps and debris, and making the fibers parallel. Top is best suited to worsted or semi-worsted preparations.
Micron indicates the fineness of the fiber. Below 24 micron is considered fine. Merino and Rambouillet are finewools. The smaller the micron, the finer the wool. Conversely, spinning count indicates finer fiber with higher numbers. This is because it is based on the number of hanks of yarn that can be spun from a pound of wool.