Combed tops are a worsted type of fiber preparation where all the fibers are aligned in one direction. These are best used for worsted types of spinning, like using the short draw for a smooth worsted yarn. But it can also be used for woolen types of spinning, like using the long draw, for a semi-worsted yarn. Oh Nina! combed tops are hand dyed in different styled colorways:
Variegated - Random occurence of colors throughout the top, which includes tonals;
Gradients/Fades - Long gradual changes in color or tints/shades.
Long and Short Color Sequences - Colors are placed in a set order in a continuous way or mirrored;
50/50 Sets - Two complimenting colorways in a varying combination of the above.