Wool tops: what are wool tops and why are they important?


Felting wool requires an understanding of the vocabulary used in the textile industry to describe wool quality. Often when you go to a site you will see the term "wool tops". I did not know what this meant for a long time, but now that I do, it makes it easier to understand and buy wool. Wool tops refers to the finest wool with the longest fibers. After combing and carding the wool to remove the short hairs, the highest quality long fibers are known as the wool tops. The combination of long and fine fibers make the wool easy to felt.
The best definition that I found comes from the 1917 Bulletin 47 of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers:


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