Baby Alpaca natural black
Price per 100g
Gorgeous super soft Baby Alpaca combed top in a 100% natural shade!
A super soft luxury bulky fibre with a natural crimp and soft lustre. Alpaca has been used for 100's of years in woven fabrics and is considered to be a luxury fibre. Can be spun into fine soft yarn or blended very successfully with sheep wool to produce a soft blend. Please note that baby alpaca can be difficult to dye particularly in the darker colours. Microns: 24-26 microns
Can be spun to produce a very fine soft yarn. There are limitless possibilities for blending baby alpaca with other wool. Not really recommended for dyeing on its own as baby alpaca can be difficult to dye particularly in the darker colours. However some lovely effects can be achieved when dyeing in a blend. Can be needle felted.
- 100g - mittens, socks, hat
- 300g - cushion cover, shawl, long scarf
- 600g - baby blanket, cardigan, ladies sweater
Always buy enough fibre to finish your project in one go to avoid slight shade variations from batch to batch (this is in the nature of natural wool). If colour matching is important to you get a free sample first.
100g of fibre spins 100g of yarn the yardage of which depends on how finely you spin. The weight chart above is a helpful guide but will depend on the size and tension of the final garment.
If the fibre is suitable for felting you'll find that 100 grams will compress down to a grapefruit sized solid 3D shape (approximately). If you only need smaller amounts try our mini selection packs.
Core wool is a cost effective way to quickly build up 3D shapes before topping off. Another popular product is pre-felt which is ready for further needle felting, or wet felting, or to be used as a base for your project.