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I was given a fall/winter coat today - i think it's wool. however, it was made in korea, and the tag is in korean. whatever it is, it's 100%! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
do you have any tips for me to find out if it is wool? if it is, it's a very soft wool, but it has a bit of roughness to it. ack - i know i'm not explaining it well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
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I've heard people talk about a burn test - not sure how that works... Maybe others can tell you more.<br><br>
What I have done to test if something is wool is to take a small piece of it and soak it in a cup of bleach overnight. Wool dissolves in bleach, so if the fabric is gone in the morning, you know it is 100% wool. If there's a little left, you have a blend.
 

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Thanks, I didn't know that! I don't have any bleach in the house, though. I don't keep any toxic chemicals in the house. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
I've been thinking, though - I think it is wool - it feels exactly like a wool cape/jacket I have. And the label stated that what was ever in it was 100%. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
It'll make a good needlefelting base, anyway. I hear you can nf anything - even synthetics. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
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I like the burn test for wool, immediate gratification! Light a piece of the jacket, if it smells like burning hair and the flame goes out by itself, it is wool.<br><br>
You could also use an online translator to figure out the label. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Okay, maybe I'll try that (the burning). With the Korean, I wouldn't know where to look and how to read the symbols at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">With the Korean, I wouldn't know where to look and how to read the symbols at all.</td>
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Me either, but you know it is on the internet somewhere!
 

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Yep!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Isn't the internet great?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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If you want to try a translator you can try the one at <a href="http://dictionary.reference.com/translate/text.html" target="_blank">dictionary.com</a>andtype in wool in english and see if the words match up. Mind you that may be oversimplifying the translation.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:
 

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*delurk*<br><br><a href="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/cyclamen/wool.jpg" target="_blank">http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/cyclamen/wool.jpg</a><br><br>
Does it look like one of those? The second one may have more syllables appended at the end, but that is the root.<br><br>
On the other hand...<br><br><a href="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/cyclamen/synthetic.jpg" target="_blank">http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y20.../synthetic.jpg</a><br><br>
*lurk*
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">*delurk*<br><br><a href="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/cyclamen/wool.jpg" target="_blank">http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/cyclamen/wool.jpg</a><br><br>
Does it look like one of those? The second one may have more syllables appended at the end, but that is the root.<br><br>
On the other hand...<br><br><a href="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/cyclamen/synthetic.jpg" target="_blank">http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y20.../synthetic.jpg</a><br><br>
*lurk*</div>
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Hmmm, the first 100% has that goblet-looking sign, with two other characters in front of it (maybe behind it in Korean?). The second 100% has many more characters, the first (last? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">) of which looks similar to the first (last) character in the acrylic list, but it has what looks like a laying down backwards L.<br><br>
Guess I should go try to translate it online while I have it in my hands.<br><br>
Thanks!!!<br>
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Well, I've determined that it's some kind of wool, with some kind of polyester lining. There are other characters there that I can't figure out, but I *did*see both WOOL and POLYESTER (I didn't think that lining was silk, but it would've been nice!).<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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My version of a wool test is to touch it, stick my finger in my eye, and wait a minute to see if the horrible itching has started. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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