Long-stapled wool with straight, parallel fibers, suitable for combing and making into high-quality fabrics, in particular worsted. Compare with carding wool.
- Complementing its full carding wool range, it is able to offer scoured combing wools to meet the most discerning wool top maker's requirements.
- Light burr in combing wools can be removed by mechanical action.
- Bedford, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk has been accounted the longest and finest combing wool.
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