✴️Alpha Orionis, called Betelgeuse, a red supergiant, the ninth brightest in the sky.
⭐Gamma Orionis, or Bellatrix, the third brightest star in Orion, a blue supergiant.
The two stars that give their name to these new colours that will soon see the light of the hand of a design as beautiful and as bright as they are.
✴️ Alpha Orionis is enoohuge, its mass is 20 times the mass of the sun 😯
✴️ Some scientists believe it will explode “soon” at some point in the next 100,000 years.
✴️ Its name comes from Arabic and they say the best translation is: the hand of Al Jauza. And what is Al Jauza? She was a female deity, a hunter, in the ancient Middle East and her name meant “the woman in the middle”, as her constellation was located across the line of the celestial equator. So it seems that the constellation of the goddess Al Jauza was made up of stars that are now part of both the constellation of Gemini and the constellation of Orion (a giant hunter🧐).
⭐ Bellatrix, her name from Latin means the warrior, and she is known as the Amazon Star (🧐🧐).
Its luminosity is 6400 times greater than that of the sun.
In a few million years it will become a much larger orange supergiant.
Fascinating to see how the interpretation of constellations has evolved throughout history and in different cultures – maybe our hunter Orion was once a hunter and they changed it for us!
Knitting with baby alpaca
Baby alpaca yarn comes from the first shearing and is even softer than normal alpaca wool. It is very warm, warmer than sheep’s wool, it doesn’t itch, it is strong and hypoallergenic. It is perfect for knitting baby clothes.
As it has such good properties, the clothes you knit with it will have a better quality than even cashmere and mohair. The garments last for many years due to the resistance of the fibre.
Why does alpaca yarn does not produce allergies? Because it does not contain lanolin, so it is perfect for people who have very delicate skin. It also has a low water absorption, so it does not suffer from deformations.
Of course, like sheep’s yarn, it is flame retardant, which means that it is fire resistant.
How to care for alpaca garments?
Put in water, leave to soak and apply neutral soap. Rub gently and rinse with new water.
To remove excess water, open a towel, put the garment on top and roll it up without tightening. DO NOT STRESS as you may deform the garment.
Dry in the shade (to maintain the colours for longer) and horizontally.
Spray with our yarn perfume as a finishing touch.
Sustainability: Beautiful yarns…
…that take care of your health… Synthetic fibres do not allow the skin to breathe and make it irritate, and many of them are petroleum-based products that have been dyed with dyes containing heavy metals and other toxic substances. Natural fibres, however, allow the skin to ventilate while protecting against the cold and insulating against heat.
… and the environment… Alpaca, being a natural fibre, is made using more environmentally friendly techniques. It is also 100% biodegradable.
In addition, alpaca fibres from Peru, such as these, are fair trade fibres. This means that higher (fair) prices are offered to the producers so that they can produce under better conditions, the situation of the workers is also taken care of and the improvement of their conditions is sought.