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Silk/Suri Alpaca Combed Top/Sliver in Salt Spring Island Limited Edition color 'Forest Camo' - 25g

Price: $19.00

Salt Spring Island - 25 Gram - Limited Edition "Forest Camo"

Hand-Painted 50% Bombyx Silk/50% Suri Alpaca Combed Top/sliver

The silk/suri alpaca just loves the dye and the colors are rich and saturated.

Suris are a breed of alpaca and are a domesticated member of the South American camelid family that include llamas, guanacos and vicunas. 

Alpacas are native to South America.  Alpacas come in a range of 22 natural colors, including white, various shades of fawn and brown, grey, black and combination patterns. 

Of the two types of alpaca—the huacaya and the suri—the huacaya is the more numerous of the two and has a fleece similar in characteristics to the merino breed of sheep. The suri, comprising only 10% of the world’s alpacas, has an elegantly draped, slick, shiny fleece that hangs down from its body in long twisted strings, or locks.

Suri fiber is prized for its unique luster and superb soft, slick handle.  It is used primarily for producing fine textiles and elegant knitwear requiring a soft, flowing and draped appearance.  Combine this luster with silk and the result is heavenly.  Yarn spun from this silk/suri blend has a distinct ‘halo’ and a wonderfully soft feel.

The white suri alpaca in our blend was raised in Florissant, Colorado, at Hay Creek Station.

Salt Spring Island colorways are hand-painted in Colorado.  Our silks are colorfast (cold water wash) and our colorways are consistent.  Hand-painting silk sliver is a labor-intensive process. It requires careful manipulation and effort to achieve even color coverage on silk sliver.

Fiber length is 51/2" – 6"
25 Gram
 (0.9 oz) package



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