Wet felting fiber, needle felting fiber, and spinning fiber:
When it comes to spinning luxury yarns you will find something really special among these natural wonders. The "top" preparation is easier to spin into yarn than typical wool roving. The extensive card brings you natural colored alpacas, mohair top in three colors plus curly locks for dyeing or using as is, baby camel, super-grade angora, natural white and brown cashmere, and the gold standard for softness - yak. 15 actual tufts of fiber.
Item Number: 2333100C.
$3.25/ea for 100 or more.
Baby Camel Top∼
Fiber line #372
Baby Camel Top details:
Fiber content: Camel.
Baby Camel Top description:
A camel's coat has two layers, a downy under layer and an outer layer of coarse guard hairs. The guard hairs are separated form the down which is then made into sliver for spinning. Camel down has a soft, fine texture comparable to merino wool. Fiber lengths range from 2-3".
Chinese Cashmere Top - White∼
Fiber line #392
Chinese Cashmere Top - White details:
Fiber content: Cashmere.
Chinese Cashmere Top - White description:
Cashmere, the soft undercoat of cashmere goats, is a true luxury. Since each goat yields less than 4 ounces of cashmere a year it is extremely dear. The majority of today's cashmere is produced in northwest China and other areas in Central Asia. Fiber lengths range form 1-1.5 inches. When spinning. lightly cradle a handful of fiber and use your thumb and forefinger to control the amount of fiber being spun.
Kid Mohair Locks and Loose Fiber∼
Fiber line #354
Kid Mohair Locks and Loose Fiber details:
Fiber content: Mohair.
Kid Mohair Locks and Loose Fiber description:
Mohair is the shorn fleece of the angora goat. Staple lengths range from 3-6". Mohair is very strong and lustrous - perfect for rainbow dyeing. Kid mohair locks and loose fiber is perfect for Santa's beards, gnomes, and other projects calling for curls.
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Medium Brown Alpaca Top∼
Fiber line #331
Medium Brown Alpaca Top details:
Fiber content: Alpaca.
Medium Brown Alpaca Top description:
Alpacas are domesticated animals of the South American Andes. Their fiber is stronger than most wools and has a silky soft touch. Due to its strength, garments made from alpaca wear well. Staple lengths range from 8-18 inches. For a lofty yarn hold your fiber loosely and add just enough twist to keep the fiber together. Too much twist and your yarn will become wiry.
Super Grade Angora Top∼
Fiber line #393
Super Grade Angora Top details:
Fiber content: Angora rabbit.
Super Grade Angora Top description:
Angora is one of the lightest and finest fibers, second only to cultivated silk. It is also one of the warmest. Angora rabbits, like Angora goats, were first domesticated in the Ankara province of Turkey. They were exported to France and Belgium where they were bred to supply the textile industry during the 19th century. Staple lengths range from 1.5-2.5". When spinning, a limited amount ot twist will keep your yarn fluffy.
Yak Down Fiber∼
Fiber line #365
Yak Down Fiber details:
Fiber content: 100% Yak.
Yak Down Fiber description:
Yak fiber is comparable to cashmere, angora, or camel. It is the downy undercoat that sheds off during the spring. The relatively short staple (1 inch), 17 micron fiber does not make this difficult to spin as it has great crimp and is not slippery. You will end up with a lofty yarn.
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