The American immigrants, Harry and Karnick Paternayan began producing 3 strand 2-ply persian 100% virgin wool in England over 75 years ago. The yarn is now produced by JCA using the same New Zealand wool and maintaining the exact same spinning process in England. Because of its long-fibered wool and spinning process, the yarn exhibits great strength and resilience which prevents the yarn from breaking and fraying during stitching. The yarns are available in 418 colors. You will find the yarn sample color card below for ordering and also the paper color card at no charge. A copy of each page of the yarn sample card is provided below. These yarns are starting to be manufactured again. Color shades will be added as they become available.