This listing is for two ounces of Suri Alpaca Fiber, carefully skirted, then prewashed, ready to be carded for spinning into a lovely, silky, lightweight yarn, blended with other fibers, or spun right from the locks for a textured art yarn. Suri spins into a good, strong, drapey yarn. Two ounces of suri fiber fills a sandwich size baggie.
This fiber is the prime, or blanket fiber, grown by a very pretty alpaca named "Hope". Age, genetics, nutrition, and environment all play a part in the fineness of alpaca fiber. At just 2 years old at time of shearing this alpaca's fiber is very soft and lovely. It is white, a natural color, and averages approximately 5" in length. It dyes like mohair into brilliant colors.
Suri alpaca is nice blended with silk, seacell, tencel, cormo, merino, kid mohair and rambouillet, and usually 10% is enough. Suri fiber adds interest to needle and wet felting projects, can be woven with, decorated with, even knit or crocheted. Longer length suri fiber is wonderful as doll hair, simply look for the tips of each lock and pull away from the rest of the fiber.
Fiber has been pre-washed meaning it has been soaked in soapy water and rinsed multiple times, getting the majority of the dust out. It has been picked through to get out vegetable matter, though you are still apt to find tiny bits of hay and straw, which can easily be picked out as you work with it if necessary.