Alpaca/Merino – Frost
Alpaca/Merino – Frost
30% baby Alpaca (21.5-micron) / 70% Merino wool (22-micron), by Ashford of New Zealand. Lovely and clean combed top/sliver. A fairly thourough blend of both creamy-white Merino with Alpaca, not especially streaky but lovely and soft to the touch. Would be great for dyeing, if you wish. Suitable for both spinning and felting: Alpaca felts beautifully, particularly when blended with Merino. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Alpaca/Merino – Granite
Alpaca/Merino – Granite
30% baby Alpaca (21.5-micron) / 70% Merino wool (22-micron), by Ashford of New Zealand. Lovely and clean combed top/sliver. Almost like black marble, this is streaked with shades from black through charcoal, grey and white. Suitable for both spinning and felting: Alpaca felts beautifully, particularly when blended with Merino. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Alpaca/Merino – Moss
Alpaca/Merino – Moss
30% baby Alpaca (21.5-micron) / 70% Merino wool (22-micron), by Ashford of New Zealand. Lovely and clean combed top/sliver. Streaks of dusky moss green, white and a touch of brown/olive green. Suitable for both spinning and felting: Alpaca felts beautifully, particularly when blended with Merino. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Alpaca/Merino – Primrose
Alpaca/Merino – Primrose
30% baby Alpaca (21.5-micron) / 70% Merino wool (22-micron), by Ashford of New Zealand. Lovely and clean combed top/sliver. Even yellow-haters love this colourway! It features streaks of soft primrose-yellow to cream and white, with highlights of tan and butterscotch. Suitable for both spinning and felting: Alpaca felts beautifully, particularly when blended with Merino. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Alpaca/Merino – Rosehip
Alpaca/Merino – Rosehip
30% baby Alpaca (21.5-micron) / 70% Merino wool (22-micron), by Ashford of New Zealand. Lovely and clean combed top/sliver. Tones of cherry, plum and silvery-white are featured, with the subtlest touch of plum and black here and there. Suitable for both spinning and felting: Alpaca felts beautifully, particularly when blended with Merino. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Alpaca/Merino – Rowan Berry
Alpaca/Merino – Rowan Berry
30% baby Alpaca (21.5-micron) / 70% Merino wool (22-micron), by Ashford of New Zealand. Lovely and clean combed top/sliver. In New Zealand this is what they call our Mountain Ash tree, and the colours are vibrant just like the berries. This has streaks of burnt orange, silvery-white, caramel and a wee touch of crimson. Suitable for both spinning and felting: Alpaca felts beautifully, particularly when blended with Merino. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Alpaca/Merino – Seamist
Alpaca/Merino – Seamist
30% baby Alpaca (21.5-micron) / 70% Merino wool (22-micron), by Ashford of New Zealand. Lovely and clean combed top/sliver. Streaks of denim-blue in all shades, as well as white and just the slightest touch of fawn. Like the best jeans you spent years breaking in! Suitable for both spinning and felting: Alpaca felts beautifully, particularly when blended with Merino. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Alpaca/Merino – Thistle
Alpaca/Merino – Thistle
30% baby Alpaca (21.5-micron) / 70% Merino wool (22-micron), by Ashford of New Zealand. Lovely and clean combed top/sliver. Streaked with tones of purple, plum and silvery-white with just the slightest hints of electic violet. Suitable for both spinning and felting: Alpaca felts beautifully, particularly when blended with Merino. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Alum (Aluminum sulphate)
Alum (Aluminum sulphate)
Used as a MORDANT in natural dyeing, which allows the plant pigments to bond with the fibres. This is Potassium aluminum sulphate, the preferred form of alum for use as a mordant. This IS NOT pickling alum and should not be consumed. Used mainly on protein fibres such as wool, alpaca, silk. Usually used in combination with cream of tartar. Many natural dyers do a premordanting of the fibre with alum, while others add it directly to the dyebath (particularly with loose fibre such as fleece). Also sometimes used in combination with tannic acid to premordant cellulose fibres such as cotton. TO USE: calculate mordant required for 8 to 15% WOF (weight of fibre) and 4 to 6% WOF cream of tartar. Weigh and dissolve in hot water. Fill pot with sufficient water for the fibre to move, add alum and cream of tartar and stir. Enter fibre. Bring to 180-200°F and hold 1 hour. Stir yarns frequently but fleece only occasionally. Cool overnight, then wash in soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Dye immediately or dry the yarns to dye later. Spent mordant solution may be safely disposed of down the drain (except for septic systems). It also may be poured around garden plants that prefer acidic soil conditions. CAUTION: wear a mask when handling powders. Wear gloves when using alum, particularly when rinsing or handling wet yarns as it is very drying to the skin. Best done outdoors or with very good ventilation.
$2.20$7.20 Select options
Aluminum acetate
Aluminum acetate
July 21/21 - currently out of stock. Our supplier expects more to arrive towards late September/early October. Used as a MORDANT in natural dyeing, which allows the plant pigments to bond with the fibres. NOT THE SAME AS ALUM!! Aluminum acetate is used as a one-step mordant on cellulose (plant) fibres such as cotton, linen and well worth experimenting with on rayon fibres (including Tencel), bamboo, ramie, hemp and others. This is a more expensive but faster means to get natural dyes to stick without the more traditional alum/tannic acid premordanting method. TO USE: weigh dry fibre and scour if needed (especially cotton). Calculate mordant required for 5% WOF (weight of fibre). Weigh and dissolve in hot water. Fill pot with sufficient water for the fibre to move, add mordant and stir. Enter fibre. Bring to 190-200°F and hold 1 hour. Stir yarns frequently. Cool overnight, then wash well. Dye immediately or dry for later. Spent mordant solution may be safely disposed of down the drain (except for septic systems). It also may be diluted and poured on the ground, for instance on a gravel driveway or path. CAUTION: wear a mask when handling powders. Wear gloves when handling powder or solutions, particularly when rinsing or handling wet yarns. Best done outdoors or with very good ventilation.
$7.55$34.20 Select options
Angelina Aurora Crystalina
Angelina Aurora Crystalina
100% polyester fibre. NOTE this colourway is NOT self-bonding/heat fusible. White peppered with sparkling fibres that constantly change colour from green to blue to pink. Fine 10-denier cut. PRODUCT of USA
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Angelina Black
Angelina Black
100% polyester fibre. NOTE this colourway is NOT self-bonding/heat fusible. Solid true raven black, much darker than in the photo. Super-fine 8-denier cut. PRODUCT of USA
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Angelina Bronze
Angelina Bronze
100% polyester fibre. NOTE this colourway is NOT self-bonding/heat fusible. Rich, sparkling bronzy brown. Super-fine 8-denier cut. PRODUCT of USA
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Angelina Christmas Green
Angelina Christmas Green
100% polyester fibre. SELF-BONDING/heat fusible. A rich poinsettia-leaf green with reflections of emerald and brass. Regular 15-denier cut. PRODUCT of USA
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Angelina Cobalt Sparkle
Angelina Cobalt Sparkle
100% polyester fibre. SELF-BONDING/heat fusible. Lovely medium-soft blue with reflections of emerald and copper. Regular 15-denier cut. PRODUCT of USA
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Angelina Copper
Angelina Copper
100% polyester fibre. NOTE this colourway is NOT self-bonding/heat fusible. Gorgeous coppery-bronze with reflections of green and orange-red. Super-fine 8-denier cut. PRODUCT of USA
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Angelina Dusty Rose
Angelina Dusty Rose
100% polyester fibre. SELF-BONDING/heat fusible. Base tone of medium dusty pink with shimmers of green. Regular 15-denier cut. PRODUCT of USA
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Angelina Eco Lavender
Angelina Eco Lavender
100% polyester fibre. NOTE this colourway is NOT self-bonding/heat fusible. Made partly from recycled plastic. Beautiful medium mauve purple. Super-fine 8-denier cut. PRODUCT of USA
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