I've made stuff in the past with Cotswold Vale blankets and found them to be good quality wool and well woven; The witney one you have is mixed fibres blended with wool - without knowing what other fibres and in what proportion you can only go by whether it feels right in the hand and whether or not you think you'll get on with it...........hope this helps atb mac
Thanks for all the comments guys.
I was a bit dubious about the 'Fibre Blend' with Wool aspect of the Witney. Maybe I won't use it too close to the fire. Or, maybe I should try putting a match to a small corner of it and see what happens?
I've got a few of these. More than I can use. So, if anyone can come up with a reasonable price, they are welcome to one....
Hmm.... Of course it's impossible to know what the ratio of wool to other fibres is but the wording "fibre blend with wool" suggests to me that wool isn't the major fabric in the mix. In my experience wool blends with, say, 80/20 wool/other fibres perform just like wool but once you get to 50-50 or below it's not so good. But then again the only way to find out is to try it in the field. Also, if it works for you it doesn't matter what it's made of.