The use of sheep wool dates back approximately 10,000 years in Asia Minor. Between 3,000 and 1,000 B.C. the Persians, Greeks and Romans distributed sheep and wool throughout Europe. The Romans brought sheep to Great Britain. There are two types of wool yarn - woollen and worsted. Woollen yarn is spun from the shorted wool fibres. Worsted yarn contains longer fibres from combed wool and is consequently stronger and more durable than woollen yarn. Wool yarn has many beneficial properties: warmth, comfort, elasticity, durability and versatility to name but some. We include in the wool range all types of sheep and goat yarn.