This fiber is very original because with the dyeing it results in a mottled color yarn. Baby alpaca yarn provides the softness, silk the luster and linen the texture, resulting in a rustic yet luxurious wool.
Because linen picks up color differently than silk and alpaca (since it is a cellulosic fiber, not a protein fiber), the result is a subtle marbling effect that produces a wonderful depth of color.
Baby Alpaca: Alpaca fiber comes from Peru. It is a shiny, silky and very soft wool. It is warmer than wool but not itchy and does not contain lanolin. It is hypoallergenic.
What is a mottled color yarn?
Mottled color yarn, also known as variegated yarn, is a type of yarn that features multiple colors blended together in a random or irregular pattern. The word “mottled” refers to the uneven distribution of colors, creating a speckled or marbled appearance in the yarn. This effect is achieved by dyeing the yarn in a way that allows different colors to interact and blend during the dyeing process, resulting in a colorful and visually interesting yarn.
Mottled color yarn can be used for various knitting, crocheting, and weaving projects, adding a unique and artistic touch to the finished piece. The way the colors blend and interact in the yarn can create beautiful and unpredictable patterns, making it a popular choice for creating eye-catching garments, accessories, and home decor items. It’s essential to keep in mind that the color distribution in mottled yarn can vary from skein to skein, so it’s a good idea to alternate between skeins when working on a project to ensure a more consistent color appearance.
Sustainability: Beautiful yarn…
…that take care of your health… Synthetic fibers do not allow the skin to breathe and make it irritated, and many of them are petroleum-derived products that have been dyed with dyes containing heavy metals and other toxic substances. Natural fibers, however, allow ventilation of the skin while protecting from the cold and insulating the heat.
… and the environment… Wool, silk and cotton, being natural fibers, are made with more environmentally friendly techniques. They are also 100% biodegradable yarns.
READ ME. Important information:
You should keep in mind that artisanal dyeing is not like industrial dyeing. Batches are small, and the intensity and distribution of colors may vary from one skein to another. If you need the skeins to be from the same dye lot and as similar as possible, please write this in the order notes to take this into account.
It is also important for you to know that colors may look different on each screen and that the mix and distribution of colors you receive may differ from the photo because no two skeins are exactly alike.
In any case, no worries! Because if when you receive the skeins they are not what you expected, we will start the return process without any problem and at no cost to you.
When it comes to washing delicate hand-woven garments, it is important to take extra precautions to maintain their shape and quality, especially if they are woven with hand-dyed yarns.
- Hand wash:
- Dry flat: Place the garment on a clean towel and gently roll the towel to remove excess water. Then, stretch the garment on a flat surface, in block form, to dry. Avoid hanging it, as this may deform it. Tends to shade, prolonged sun exposure can fade colors.
- Proper storage: After washing and drying, store in a clean, dry place. You can spray the garment with our mothproof perfume, gently fold it and place it in a breathable cloth bag.
- Hand wash: