July 10, 2012

Hot Water Revives Cheviot Wool Top

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.

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