Merino Wool Alpaca Fiber Soft Brown Spinning Fiber 4 ounces
wool natural Alpaca spinning fiber Merino cross
A lovely, naturally brown blended spinning fiber! A chocolate frappe to spin from! The wool is Merino-cross in a lovely natural brown, blended with a matching shade of downy soft naturally brown 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!
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 pretty clean with only the odd pieces of veg matter (they're big and easy to see!). I have spun up some of this myself and I don't have to pre-draft it at all. That's the beauty of pin drafted roving! The staple is medium length and the fiber is buttery soft for next-to-skin wear.
This fiber is approximately 60% naturally brown Merino-cross wool, raised in a humane environment on a small Alberta ranch, and about 40% naturally brown 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. **Sorry for the blurry photos... it's a long story...
Materials: brown Alpaca fiber,brown Merino cross wool