Handspun Yarn – 40/40/20% Alpaca, Merino Wool and Silk – 104 grams – Sport Weight – Lilac Purple and white
This luxurious sport weight yarn is between a UK 4 ply and DK weight. It is hand dyed using professional grade acid dyes. The colours are a lovely blend of lilac purple and white. It would make a beautiful knitted, crocheted, or woven piece!
Yarn details (approximate):-
• Sport weight
• 104 grams
• 352 yards/322 metres
• 40% Alpaca 40% Merino Wool 20% Silk
• Single ply (but very strong!)
• Hand dyed using acid dyes
I have hand spun this yarn from fibre which has been hand dyed locally here in the South West of England and work with local mills and dyers to bring you the very best of each year’s fleece and acid dyes are always of a professional grade.
Receiving your yarns and working with them:-
Washing yarns before use is not required but, If you do wish to wash this yarn before use or, for future washing of any garment, please hand wash using a mild (preferably non-bio) soap with warm water. Please do not put yarn from hot water into cold water or vice versa as this will “shock” the yarn and cause it to shrink and harden ie. try to ensure that both wash and rinse water are similar temperatures and do not rub or agitate the yarn too much as wool felts easily!
If you are using soap on your wool, make sure to use PH Neutral soap as acidic soaps can leach colours and ultimately bleach wool. This is not a result of poor dyeing, but instead a result of the acid destroying the fibre (which will cause wear over time).
To give you an idea of the time it takes to spin this yarn to a professional standard using acid dyes I have written a brief process for you.
Day 1 – Fibre is purchased directly from the local Mill
Day 2 – Fibre is handspun on my spinning wheel
Day 3-5 – Yarns are washed and dried to set the twist
Day 6 – Yarns are prepped and labelled for selling
Day 7 – Yarns are listed for sale
Terms of sale:-
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Please note that I photograph all my products to reflect the colours as accurately as I can (if there is any slight discrepancy I will note this in the description) but, however good my photographs are, the colours can appear different on other computer screens. I will always do my best, but I am at the mercy of your computer when viewing these images.
Welcome to Wivey Weaver - Yarn Alchemy in rural Somerset, England. I am a weaver, spinner and natural plant dyer working with the best fibre and yarn I can find. Most of the fibre I spin comes from a local mill and my natural dyes come from plants in my own garden.