Sunday, October 14, 2007
For many people the word "wool" is enough to make them itch, this is not an allergy, but rather an old idea of how wool products felt years ago. I had run-ins with woolen items in the past that were absolutely awful, itchy, scratchy and with that wet dog smell when it got damp. I am very pleased that now days there are wools that are soft enough for me (sensitive-skin queen) to wear directly against my skin. The breeds I use almost exclusively in my items are Rambouillet and Merino because of their softness. And of course, the Rambouillet and Merino are related, the Spanish Merino being the base stock to their French cousins the Rambouillet, both breeds started back when kings ruled the world and everyone wore wool.