Which 'White' Wool?

We have many wools which we call 'white' but everybody has a different definition of what this might mean, a natural white being various shades of off-white / cream! The table below will explain the differences between these white wools so that you can choose the right ones for your projects.

 Name Shade of 'White': Suitable For:
Bleached White Australian Merino Batts Our whitest white! A very bright white finish. The bleaching process alters the wool fibres so they do not feel so soft as our other Australian.
Shetland Batts Our second whitest white, quite bright. Has a mix of coarse and fine fibres, makes a solid core, can be used as a top coat, the coarse fibres give a slightly hairy finish (can be trimmed).
Australian Merino Batts Natural off white, our third whitest white. Very soft, fairly long-fibred batts. We love it for making our mice!
Cape Merino Batts Natural off white Very soft, very short-fibred batts. Unsuitable for shaping, great for surface layers, great for a snow like texture.
Gotland White Batts Creamy White Medium fibres, consistent fibre thickness throughout. Great for core wool and shaping.
New Zealand White Batts Creamy White 27 Micron. The natural version of our dyed Merino Batts.