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I picked up some acrylic (well I'm pretty sure they're acrylic) soakers at the thrift store today. They're actually new. They were a deal! How do you know if it's wool or acrylic? One feels a little...lanoliny. I'm curious.<br>
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squeeze water into it, if it absorbs and smells like a wet sheep its wool, if doesn't seem to absorb anything its acrylic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I agree. Wool absorbs water wile acrylic repels it. SOmeone once said to me that wool wold sink and acrylic will float, but ou have to get all of the air out of the wool first, which may be awhile.....havne't honestly had much luck with that theory. I have also discovered that there is a sheen to acrylic that isn't there with natural materials. Woolis much duller than man made materials.....
 

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

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You could take a match to it. A synthetic would make a little hard ball and I natural wool wouldn't (and would smell like burnt fried chicken).
 
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