White Merino Wool Alpaca Fiber Soft Fine Spinning Fiber 4 ounces
wool natural Alpaca spinning fiber Merino cross
A lovely, naturally white blended spinning fiber! The wool is Merino-cross Ile-de-France in a lovely natural white blended with a matching shade of downy soft natural Alpaca, approximately a 60% wool, 40% Alpaca blend. Since Alpaca fiber has very little "memory" and tends to sag when knit, blending it with wool corrects this tendency, giving your handspun yarn, bounce, loft and ribbing that holds it's shape!
It is far and away the softest spinning fiber I've had the pleasure to offer! You won't be disappointed! As you can see however, there is bits of grass in it, which does come out as you spin. It looks worse than it is against the bright white. I have spun up some of this myself and it’s not too bad to get rid of. With that in mind we have heavily discounted the price. This fibre is so nice it’s well worth the effort!
The raw fleece was cleaned and processed at a custom mill into pin drafted roving so there has been minimal processing and NO harsh chemicals or fiber strippers used (that's why there is a little veg in it). This means the very best qualities of this fiber have been preserved! It also means this fiber has a very small environmental foot print!
This fiber is approximately 60% Merino-cross wool, raised in a humane environment on a small Alberta ranch, and about 40% Alpaca fiber, also humanely raised on a small Alberta ranch. A very "close to nature" product! It has a lovely hand and anything you knit or crochet with it will hold it's shape because of the dual fiber blend.
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being potscrubbers and 10 being a baby's bottom this fibers is an 8 to 9 with a very soft, silky hand. This fiber will felt and can also be dyed. Hand wash in lukewarm. Lay flat to dry.
This listing is for a (very long) strip of pin drafted roving with a total weight of about 4 ounces.