Soft warm grey with a depth of colour. You can spin it into a grey yarn, or dye it with natural dyes to produce muted shades. Dye it with yellow dyes (e.g. weld or fustic) to get mossy greens, dye it with indigo to get steel blues, and with reds to get brownie reds.
Alpaca fibre has several advantages over sheep wool. Alpaca’s hollow fibres are warmer and smoother than wool, drape better and have a low prickle factor, making alpaca a great alternative to anyone who finds wool itchy.
Unlike wool, alpaca has minimal lanolin content, making it hypoallergenic in comparison with wool. The fibres have less scales than wool, and look brighter because they are better at reflecting light.
Alpaca can be as soft as cashmere, but it is more durable and hard wearing because it has a longer staple (about 80 mm). Our alpaca fibre is 24 to 26 micron in thickness.
Teresinha at Wild Fibres Studio I-319, Scott House, The Custard Factory Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4DT, UK
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