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About Fibers

With the ever-growing list of available fibers, this section is bound to evolve and fill up with useful information for fiber artisans. Consult it without moderation ;)

Fiber Catalog 

In this catalog, you can find information about the fibers offered in the store as well as those used in the various blends and carded batts.

Alpaca

Microns : 28-29mic
Staple length : 80mm
Source : UK

Considered a luxurious fiber, the alpaca is a camelid (related to the camel) like the llama. It produces a fairly fine and soft fiber in various natural hues ranging from white to fawn, brown, gray and black.

Baby Alpaca

Microns : 24-26mic
Staple length : 80mm
Source : South America

Considered a luxurious fiber, the alpaca is a camelid (related to the camel) like the llama. It produces a fairly fine and soft fiber in various natural hues ranging from white to fawn, brown, gray and black. As its micron count indicates, fiber from a baby alpaca is finer and softer even than that from an adult alpaca.

Blue Faced Leicester

Microns : 26mic
Staple length : 85-90mm
Source : UK

Blue Faced Leicester is a fine, dense fiber with good luster and length. Therefore, it lends itself well to combing. Blue Faced Leicester fiber produces beautiful, lustrous yarns with good resilience.

Colors: White, Oats, Brown, Gray

Cashgora

Microns : 19-21mic
Staple length : 40-60mm
Source : Europe

Cashgora is a breed derived from a mix of fancy Cashmere and fluffy Angora goats. Imagine the softness of Cashmere with the cozy warmth of Angora Goat all in one. Crafters love it because it's perfect for making the snuggliest scarves, shawls, and clothes when spun. It's like adding a sprinkle of natural shine to your crafty creations, making them look and feel absolutely fancy!

Color : White, Gray

Charollais

Microns : 30-33mic
Staple length : 80mm
Source : France

The Charollais is a breed of sheep originating in France. This breed is typically bred for its meat. Its fiber is generally short and dense with several characteristics similar to the Down type breed. It can be used to produce all kinds of textiles.

Color : White

Cheviot

Microns : 30-35mic
Staple length : 100mm
Source : UK

Cheviot is a strong and resilient fiber, it is ideal for spinning sock yarn or any project requiring increased wear resistance. 

Colors: White, Gray

Cormo

Microns : 23mic
Staple length : 90-100mm
Source : USA

Cormo wool is a prized fiber for spinning and felting. Its exceptional qualities make it a favorite among fiber enthusiasts. When it comes to spinning, Cormo wool's fine and soft fibers make it a joy to work with on spinning wheels or drop spindles. It easily drafts and creates smooth, even yarns, resulting in beautifully crafted handspun creations.

Colors: White

Corriedale

Microns : 25-30mic
Staple length : 80-120mm
Source : New Zealand

Corriedale is a fiber of good length, easy to spin. It is soft enough to be worn in direct contact on the skin for many. Durable, it lends itself well to clothing projects, blankets, etc.

Colors: White, Grey, Brown

Dorset Horn

Microns : 32-34mic
Staple length : 100mm
Source : UK

The Dorset Horn is a very rare breed of sheep having dense fleece and a strong but irregular crimp of fibers. It is a versatile fiber, ideal for spinning and dyeing.

Color : White

Exmoor Horn

Microns : 36-39mic
Staple length : 90-110mm
Source : UK

The Exmoor Horn is a fiber with an independent character with a lot of body. It has a rather dry, almost crunchy, and rustic texture which gives it excellent strength and durability. 

Color : White

Falkland

Microns : 28mic
Staple length : 80-100mm
Source : Falkland Islands

Falkland comes from the Falkland Islands located in South America. It is a fiber resulting from the breeding of Corriedale, Polwarth, Merino and Romney sheep which gives it some of the properties of each of them.

Color : White

Faroe Island

Microns : 34-36mic
Staple length : 90-100mm
Source : Faroe Island

Color : Light grey, Dark grey, Brown, Black

Gotland

Microns : 30-34mic
Staple length : 80-150mm
Source : Scandinavia

The Gotland sheep is sought after for its softness and luster, as it is long enough to be combed. The fleece is also quite curly and in some ways resembles mohair.

Colors: White, Gray

Haunui

Microns : 26-27mic
Staple length : 80-100mm
Source : New Zealand

Haunui is a fiber that combines the softness of merino with the staple length of romney. It has a subtle sheen and produces bouncy, airy yarns. It's a delight to spin!

Colors: Light taupe, Gray

Icelandic

Microns : 34-36mic
Staple length : 90-100mm
Source : UK

Icelandic sheep fiber is dense, long and has a good luster. It therefore lends itself well to combing.

Colors: White, Grey, Brown, Black

Icelandic (lamb)

Microns : N/A
Staple length : 80-100mm
Source : Canada

From the very first shearing, this fiber from Icelandic lambs has a softness almost cashmere-like. Coming from a farm in British Columbia, it was washed and processed by hand in the workshop of A Lair Artifacts.

*Available in very limited quantities.

Colors: White, Honey, Mocha, Black

Jacob

Microns : 33-35mic
Staple length : 85-95mm
Source : UK

Jacob wool is a medium quality wool, naturally colored. It is one of the classic fibers for hand spinners.

Colors: White, Grey, Black

Kent Romney

Microns : 27-29mic
Staple length : 80mm
Source : UK

Coming from the Kent and Romney breed, the fiber of Kent Romney is one of the finest and softest of the British breeds. 

Color : White

Masham

Microns : 38-44mic
Staple length : 150-380mm
Source : UK

The Masham is softer to the touch than its micron count suggests. This fiber with its exceptional luster yields intense, even spectacular colors. Once spun, it creates yarns with little elasticity, but what it loses in elasticity it regains with exceptional drape. It deserves to be discovered.

Colors: White, Gray

Merino 23mic

Microns : 23mic
Staple length : 75-80mm
Source : South Africa or South America (depending on availability)

Merino is a very popular fine fiber for its softness and its ability to absorb dye in a defined and vibrant way.  Its micron count can vary from 14.5 mic to 25.5 mic. With its count of 23 microns, the fiber offers good density and lends itself to all kinds of applications. Our merino wool comes from non-mulesed sheep.

Colors: White, Grey, Dark Gray

Mohair (Kid)

Microns : N/A
Staple length : 75-80mm
Source : Canada

Mohair is considered a luxurious fiber. The Angora goat produces a long, lustrous and elastic coat, and the fiber has very few scales. Mohair is useful for adding shine, luster and strength to a fiber blend.

Color : White

Perendale

Microns : 28-33mic
Staple length : 80-120mm
Source : New Zealand

Perendale is a fiber of good length with a nice crimp, easy to spin. It produces yarns with a tendency to capture air and a nice bounce, even when spun worsted. The texture of the finished yarn caters easily to textured projects.

Color : White

Polwarth

Microns : 22-23mic
Staple length : 80mm
Source : Falkland Islands

A very old breed developed in Australia, consisting of one-quarter Lincoln and three-quarters Merino. Today this breed is found in Australia, New Zealand and the Falkland Islands. This fiber has a good bulk, and is very soft and silky. With its softness and length, Polwarth is one of my favorite fibers in addition to being candy to spin. It produces soft yarns that can be worn in direct contact with the skin.

Color : White

Rambouillet

Microns : 20-23mic
Staple Length : 50-70mm
Source : France

This is a very old breed, originating in the village of Rambouillet, France in 1786. It is also known as French Merino. This fiber is very soft, rather short and has a good crimp. With its softness, almost creamy texture and elasticity, it produces plump yarns that are suitable for wearing in direct contact with the skin.

Color : White

Romney

Microns : N/A
Staple length : 80mm
Source : Canada

The Romney is a longwool British sheep that was developed in the low, wet area of the Romney Marshes in south-east England during the 13th century. Geographically isolated from the rest of the country, the Romney developed on its own and adapted well to its humid and often harsh environment. The fiber, very popular with spinners, has a well-defined crimp, a discreet luster and a good staple length.

Colors : Fawn, Grey, Black

Shetland

Microns : 29-31mic
Staple length : 90mm
Source : UK

Shetland wool is highly prized for handmade textiles due to its versatility. The wool is fine, soft and silky to the touch with a good characteristic of bulk and down. It is perfect for hand spinning, hand felting and many other craft uses.

Colors : Grey, Moorit, Black

Shropshire

Microns : 31-33mic
Staple length : 60-100mm
Source : UK

Shropshire is a dense and resilient fiber which gives it good elasticity and durability when spun. It produces bouncy and resistant yarns. It is ideal to spin for projects like socks, mittens, toque, any durable garment that you want to wear often.

Color : White

Eri Silk

Source : Inde

Eri silk, also called Ahimsa silk or peace silk, is a silk that does not require killing the moth to extract the fiber. As a result, the silk cocoons Eri  are opened. They cannot be wound into raw filaments, but can be spun like wool. 

Muga Silk

Source : Inde

This silk is also called Assam and comes from a worm that originated in India. The color is a luxurious tan, an almost caramel golden brown, with a superb sheen. Beautifully soft and shimmering with a golden sheen, Muga silk is renowned for its lustrous and long-lasting caracteristics.

Mulberry Silk

Source : Chine

Mulberry silk is also known as Bombyx silk or cultivated silk. This is the finest quality silk you can find. It is produced by the silkworms of the Bombyx Mori moth. Their diet consists of mulberry leaves. Mulberry silk is produced in a warm, controlled environment.

Peduncle Silk

Source : Inde

Peduncle silk is produced from the stiff cocoon stem of the tussah caterpillar. In order not to waste anything in the silk production process, silk harvesters use the peduncle silk fibers that are harvested after the moth naturally emerge from their cocoons. It is a shorter fiber than tussah silk, but with a softer luster than mulberry silk.

Sari Silk

Source : Inde

A colorful recycled fiber collected from the by-products of the sari industry, this fiber has been pulled into a fine roving. Perfect for blending, felting and spinning, these rovings are usually very saturated and have nice color variations. To say these fibers are mesmerizing is an understatement, they can be sprinkled liberally to bring any project to life!

Tussah Silk

Source : Inde

Tussah silk is wild silk. It is made from wild tussah silkworms that feed on juniper and oak leaves. Because the silk is produced in the wild and not in a controlled environment, it tends to be thicker and less lustrous than mulberry silk.

Southdown

Microns : 28-30mic
Staple length : 80mm
Source : UK

Southdown is a dense and resilient fiber which gives it good elasticity and durability when spun. It produces bouncy and resistant yarns. It is ideal to spin for projects like socks, mittens, toque, any durable garment that you want to wear often.

Color : White

Suffolk

Microns : 35-40mic
Longueur moyenne : 75-80mm
Source : UK

The Suffolk sheep is a British breed and is categorized as short wool Down breed. Its dense fleece is suitable for knitwear and any other application where a good bulk is required.

Color : Grey

Suri

Microns : 26mic
Staple length : 80mm
Source : South America

The Suri is a breed of alpaca, a domesticated member of the South American camelid family, which includes llamas, guancos and vicunas. Suri alpacas are renowned for their luxurious fiber, which is characterized by superior feel, softness and luster. Suri is the closest animal fiber to silk.

Targhee

Microns : 23mic
Staple length : 80mm
Source : USA

Targhee is a soft, dense, spongy fiber. It produces resilient yarns with good elasticity.

Felts easily

Color : White

Yak

Microns : 17-19mic
Source : UK

Native to the cold and icy mountain regions of Central Asia, the yak is a heavyset member of the cattle and bison family. Its shaggy, multi-layered fur helps it stay insulated and warm in extreme temperatures. Their coat is divided into three types which naturally shed together before being harvested and separated mechanically. The fiber used is only composed of fine down with a squishy texture.

Zwartbles

Microns : 30-32mic
Staple length : 100-120mm
Source : The Netherlands

The Zwartbles is a breed of sheep originating in the Netherlands. Zwartbles is a beautiful naturally black or dark chocolate fiber, bulky with great crimp, excellent for felting.

Color: Dark brown

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