Hand-Dyed Suri Alpaca Fiber, carefully skirted, hand dyed with Gaywool Dye color called Daisy, rinsed, and laid in the sun to dry, ready to be carded for spinning, blended with other fibers, or spun right from the locks for a textured art yarn. Suri fiber is wonderful as embellishment in needle and wet felting projects, can be woven with, even knit or crocheted.
This fiber was grown by one of our older female alpacas named "Esmerelda". It averages approximately 4" in length, meaning you may find some longer fiber and some shorter.
Each package contains 2 ounces of fiber.
Suris have a fine fiber, with different degrees of fineness based on the age of the alpaca, nutrition, and environment where the alpaca lives. Fineness is measured in microns and is graded according to this chart:
Grade 1 Ultra Fine (less than 20 microns)
Grade 2 Superfine (20-22.99 microns)
Grade 3 Fine (23-25.99 microns)
Grade 4 Medium (26-28.99 microns)
Grade 5 Intermediate (29-31.99 microns)
Grade 6 Robust (32 microns and above)
Though not a certified sorter, I have handled lots of suri fiber and would consider this fiber to be of Intermediate fineness.