If all goes well with this run, I would definitely organize another, especially since we're not looking to markup the price. My thoughts for the second run are a grey nailhead fresco, much like the one manton posted a pic of a while back, but we're getting ahead of ourselves.
I think the angora mix is a great idea Slew, will definitely pitch that to minnis. As soon as the samples arrive, I will post pictures and organize an e-mail to receive subscriptions and eventually payment, but lets first wait an see how the test comes out. Glad to see there is a lot of interest, it would be great to create unique fabrics that aren't readily available and not have to pay an upcharge for them.
Birdseye has to be tightly woven. Never seen one with an open weave. Even nailhead with an open weave is rare, though I found one years ago at Tip Top, that was luck.
I don't think there is anything quite like what you want in any current book. If Dormeuil still makes Tonik, I would check there, some of the patterns are close, but remember that's mohair. Also, it is crazy expensive.