Fibre facts

  • There are 22 natural shades of alpaca, from white through shades of grey to black, and from cream through shades of fawn and chestnut to chocolate brown.
  • Alpaca is a luxury fibre; soft, fine and lustrous.
  • Alpaca is hypoallergenic and is one of the strongest natural fibres, second only to silk.
  • Alpaca fibre is warm yet light to wear.
  • An alpaca’s fleece grows continuously, and an alpaca produces 2-4 kg of fibre each year.
  • Alpaca fibre can be spun by hand or machine and takes both natural and synthetic dyes beautifully.
Crocheted alpaca using yarn from Bridget and Boozle