The brown on my computer screen most closely matches the first picture which is darker. Pin drafted rovings are run through the mill carder several times to ensure alignment of the fibers in the roving. This makes spinning a breeze and can also be used for felting projects. This roving came from a girl named Aurora who lives in southwestern ohio. I have two of the 8.25 size , I also have a 4 oz size for 11, These rovings are not real fine, I would guess 25 micron or greater.