OK, I was out treasure hunting this weekend (aka thrift store shopping) and I spot this HUGE spool of some sort of yarn on a shelf, I looked, smalled, and touched it and I couldnt figure out what is is, I am pretty sure it is some kind of animal fiber (although the thought has crossed my mind that it might be some sort of cheap twine, but I am pretty sure it isnt)
here is what the spool looks like
(the pic does not show how big it really is it is 12 inches tall and weighs 5-6lbs)
and here is a swatch
i have tried felting the swatch to see what is does, but it hasnt done anything yet, I am going to try washing it a few more times
Anyone have any clues as to what they think it might be, or anyone know of a way to test to see if it is an animal fiber, synthetic, etc?
Oh and if anyone wants to know, it was only $5