top, Louet Cheviot wool top out of the bag
bottom, same stuff after a soak in hot water
When I bought some Louet Cheviot wool top, it felt flat somehow. I put it in hot water and if I'm right the crimp reset itself into something a bit more like my idea of what a down breed wool ought to be. The Tunis locks and Shropshire roving I got from other sources were still much more spongy than the Cheviot. Nevertheless this is better than it was. (Yes, I know Tunis is not a down breed.) Roving and locks are different from top anyway, loftier.