Camel Down is the soft, warm under coat of a bactrian camel (two humps!). When they shed their coats, the fluffy down is separated from the coarse, shaggy outer coat.
Down fibers average between 1" to 3" in length. It has an average micron count of 15-22 microns, making it similar to Merino wool. For this reason, camel down does not felt easily. Like Merino wool, it may be felted with an embellisher, however is not recommended for needlefelting by hand.
Additionally, it can be blended with wool such as Corriedale and Merino cross blends (Harrisville and Wilde fleeces) for better hand needlefelting results.