Alpaca Fibre Wool
Hensting Alpacas Wool is a lovely yarn spun from 100% alpaca. The alpaca fibre is untreated, which means it is not exposed to any treatment or dyeing which makes it incredibly soft, This highlights the fibre’s natural properties, while also providing better shape and texture quality. Hensting Alpaca fibre is spun from 4 strands to provide a durable surface, and is available in three colours, from Thorn to Brown and a rare natural Grey.
Garments made from Hensting Alpaca fibre are lightweight and comfortable, feel super soft on the skin, and have a characteristic gentle sheen and handle
As one of the newest stockists of Alpaca yarn in the UKA bit about Alpaca fleece is the natural fibre harvested from our very own alpaca. It is light or heavy, depending on how it is spun. It is a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fibre. While like sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Alpaca is naturally water-repellent and difficult to ignite (yes you can’t set fire to an alpaca!). Our alpacas are the Huacaya, an alpaca that grows soft spongy fibre, has natural crimp, thus making a naturally elastic yarn well-suited for knitting. Alpaca fleece is made into various products, from very simple and inexpensive garments made by the indigenous communities of Peru and Chilly to sophisticated, industrially made and expensive products such as suits. In the United States, the preparing, carding, spinning, weaving and finishing process of alpaca is very similar to the process used for wool and we use a company called 2 Rivers Mill in Dorchester.
Try Hensting Alpaca wool today, you won’t be sorry So why not wrap yourself in the soft, smooth warmth of alpaca wool. Remember Alpaca yarn is less scaly than sheep wool, making it less prickly, and they do not contain lanolin, which is the cause of many wool allergies
The Joys of Knitting with natural Fibre. There are many joys to knitting; another great joy is the ability to work with exciting wools and fibres. Slotting perfectly into this category is Henstings Alpaca wool and yarn, offering luxury and function in one. What makes alpaca fibres quite so special is the fleece produced by these wonderful animals. We feed our alpacas the best feeds throughout the year, and this of course shows up in the quality and quantity of fibre is dense, soft and strong, it is no surprise that it is used by some of the best fashion houses in the world. It also has a great feature in that it is a wonderful insulator, being a hair rather than actual wool. And remember the Incas have been using this product for 6000 years; this makes it perfect for clothing to be worn at any time of the year.