While looking for something else I found some unknown dirty wool. There was lots of nice curls so that’s probably why I kept them. There wasn’t a whole fleece but just a piece of one, enough to fit in a dish washing bowl. Here it is sitting on top of the water before I pushed it under. There is some dish soap in the water.
Here it is soaking. This is a pretty clean piece of fleece the water isn’t very dirty.
Here it is drying, and after it is dry, it is much lighter gray.
The are lots of small bits in the individual locks so I tried just combing the ends and rewetting them to bring it back together.
Unfortunately it did not word as well as I hoped. They are better and perhaps if I used them on some felt or off the edge of some felt they may come back together by the end of the felting.
Have you had any success in getting locks back together?