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Foxyie
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?

thanks!

Foxyie
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?

ty

ctmax
02-12-2008, 12:48 AM
Do you have any pictures?

Foxyie
02-12-2008, 02:00 PM
yes i do

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/foxyie/100_5126.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/foxyie/100_5123.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/foxyie/100_5119.jpg


and if is helps the staple is fairly long as well with this fiber

mullerslanefarm
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.

Silver
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.

Debkcs
03-19-2008, 01:07 PM
What ever the fiber is, the color is simply wonderful.