I just need to make some time to play with it and find out if it can be spun into yarn. From what I briefly tested, it doesn't look like it can. Maybe with a spinning wheel?
But that's ok, because there are still many things I can do with it, such as use as filling for decorative pillows. I read somewhere that kapok fiber is used in flotation devices. The only little problem is that the fiber arrived with quite a few seeds still embedded. Which can also be a good thing, since I can try and see if I can get those seeds to sprout. Kapok seedlings grow fairly fast. Seeing as how I live in a hot almost tropical zone, I already have two kapok trees growin in our front yard. It will be a while before they produce the flowers and then this fiber that I love, but the trees in and of themselves are quite a beautiful sight. Their trunk is covered with big thick spiny needles, which look so unusual. I should say that only one of them has that characteristic. The other one doesn't. My Sister was told by the folks who sold her the trees in the Rio Grande Valley that one is a 'male' and the other a 'female'. I suppose that is possible, because one of my friends also has a kapok tree with spiny needles and it has never flowered- possibly a male specimen?
I also have some soft silk fiber as well as more mohair fiber I ordered over a month ago from an Etsy vendor. I am really looking forward to working with that. I'll have plenty of things to do.