This is the Blog Entry from 4 April 2022:
2022-04-04 ... Weathered Wool
In late 2020, or maybe even 2019, just out of curiosity I put a little pile of wool scraps under the trees in the backyard. I wanted to see what would happen over time. I thought animals would probably carry them off for nesting material. And that may have happened a little, but not much. The scraps were definitely moved around, but only a few feet (a meter) at most, and I am guessing that was from the wind. The surprising thing to me is that these scraps do not seem to have been affected at all by full exposure to the elements for at least 16 months, and two winters. I expected the colors to fade (not a lot of sun under the trees, tho, even in winter) and the Fabric to seem brittle or weak or rough. But it is indistinguishable from the tailor-remnants we use for Sample Packs. I am really surprised and admit this makes me happy!
This WeatherWool Fabric seems unaffected after at least 16 months outdoors, on the ground, fully exposed to the weather in Northern New Jersey.
I have just begun another experiment. I've read that when buried, wool will completely decompose within a few months ... we'll see!
14 April 2022 --- Ralph