View Full Version : Please help identify this fiber!
02-11-2008, 12:39 PM
yesterday i bought some wool roving but it feels like mohair to me!
it says it's only wool but i have no idea what it could be..i never felt wool like this before
it's hairy like mohair and has a soft sheen
do you know what kind of wool this could be?
02-11-2008, 08:54 PM
when i was searching around for other fibers to buy i came across "the poor mans mohair" which is Cotswold wool.
i haven't found any other sources that say that.. anyone else want to verify that this is indeed what i'm talking about?
02-12-2008, 12:48 AM
Do you have any pictures?
02-12-2008, 02:00 PM
yes i do
and if is helps the staple is fairly long as well with this fiber
02-13-2008, 02:07 PM
I was hoping to see a raw lock (staple length, crimp, pointed or blunt ends).
With it processed and dyed, it's anyone's guess.
03-19-2008, 07:47 AM
It could be Wensleydale. I've worked with it before (http://www.cometosilver.com/spin/fiber/hpwenslydale.jpg) and it is very mohair-like. Compare that to this mohair (http://www.cometosilver.com/spin/fiber/swroving.jpg), and they both look very similar.
03-19-2008, 01:07 PM
What ever the fiber is, the color is simply wonderful.