This handspun yarn is the second step in making woolen fabric and a wonderful, loosely spun yarn for weaving, knitting or felting. Before it is spun it has been skirted - the removal of thorns and other dirt, then washed by hand and machine carded. It comes from the sheep of our team from Changthang and was made from the wool harvest of summer 2017.
The sheep live at an altitude between 4000m and 5000m, therefore the wool promises excellent warmth for the colder days. The handspinning assures a 100% pure and natural sheep wool. It is spun by our team of settled nomads close to the city of Leh, Ladakh. As it is spun by hand, the weight varies from 60g - 120g. Accordingly we offer those skeins. The wool is suitable for natural dyeing.
- 100% sheep wool from the Changthang Plateau - 60, 80, 100 or 120g of single ply handspun sheep wool yarn - yarn length of 100g around 250m - recommended needle size 3.00mm - 4.00mm - perfect for knitting, weaving, felting and dyeing - the yarn is natural and has not been treated with chemicals - farming: 1 year