This handspun alpaca yarn is made from raw fleece that I have sourced from a small farm in Nova Scotia , Canada (The Last Resort Farm, Tatamagouche). I enjoy working with the fibre from their farm because I've had the opportunity to visit the farm and get to know the animals as well as the farmers who keep them, and know that farm is run with a lot of love and care.
Because I work with small batches of raw fleece, there may be small variations in colour and texture, as the nature of the fibre changes from animal to animal, or which part of an individual animal it comes from.
This is the same yarn that I weave my scarves with - it is well suited for weaving, and can even be used in the warp. (I typically experience only 1-4 broken threads while weaving pieces with 150 ends). A little bit of hand spun can also add a wonderful touch of texture as an accent to other yarns, as a trim or detail in a sweater for example.
Each skein is 60m in length and aproximately 25grams