Raw alpaca fibre coming soon......
GUIDE TO RAW ALPACA FIBRE:
We use the BAS (British Alpaca Society) colour chart to help us decided what colour our alpacas are. We then use the nearest colour to describe the fleece .
We try our best to describe the fleece colours as true as possible however colours will vary as they are a natural product and we find natural variation of colour within the alpacas fleece occurs.
There are differing qualities from one alpaca to another and different qualities across one alpaca.
BLANKET: This is usually the best part of the alpacas fleece taken from across the back. This is usually the finest and longest fibre on an alpaca. Ideal for spinning.
NECK: This is usually courser than the blanket however in some animals this can be a similar quality and length to the blanket, therefore it can still be suitable for spinning.
2nds: This is a term used usually for the leg, tummy and neck fibre. This fibre is usually coarser and shorter. Ideal for felting or stuffing.