I can not believe the Afghans would confider the cashmere a waste. It is used in so many things. i really do not know of a web site or anything that talks about it. i just took a hat felting class and that is how I learned. Yes a lot of people make felted rugs. It is from all different kinds of fiber.gaikokujinkyofusho said:@ sweetgoats
You had mentioned using left over cashmere (after the dehairing process) for a making felt. I know nothing about making felt but there is an ethnic group in central Afghanistan that makes rugs that are essentially large flat dreadlocks. Can partially dehaired cashmere (cashmere picked through by hand) be used to make felt? In many areas the cashmere (undercoat?) is considered a waste by Afghans and is not used at all so if making pseudo-felt is an option then that would be another form of income for these people. If you have any more information (or know of good online resources) I'd really appreciate it!