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20 Days of Christmas!

Day 8: Scoured suri alpaca fleece (natural white some fawn flecks) - save 20%!

It's Day 8 of our 20 Days of Christmas promotion and today we are offering our undyed Scoured suri alpaca fleece fibre at a discount of 20% against our regular selling price.

Remember this offer will last for 24 hours only. To take advantage of the special price you must purchase the product from this page - if you use the regular product page you will be charged full price.

This British suri alpaca fleece is processed using traditional methods here in the UK. The alpaca is part of the camelid family, sharing its origins with the camel, the vicuna, llamas and Guanaco. It originates in South America though flocks can now be found in many countries, including here in the UK. Two principal breeds of alpaca are raised commercially, the Huacaya (wuh-kai-ya) and the Suri. Around 5%-10% of alpaca flocks are Suri, making it one of the rarest fibres in the world, highly prized for its fineness, softness and lustre. Used by couture fashion designers such as Armani, you are in good company with this fine fleece!

Spinning qualities
The Suriís fibre has no crimp, rather its fleece is formed in spiral locks, resembling the fleece of Lincoln sheep and the length of Angora goats. It is glossy and lustrous with a hollow core, not unlike hair. The hollow core makes it warm and light. As alpaca fibre has no lanolin, it is a good alternative for those who canít wear sheep fleece due to lanolin allergies. The long staple makes it hardwearing and less prone to pilling. Alpaca makes particularly good socks. The lack of crimp gives it beautiful drape and sheen, however, it also means that the fibre has little natural elasticity, so for fabrics which require bounce and memory it can be readily blended with wool, silk, mohair and other fibres. Even a small amount blended with a wool fibre will add a luxurious feel and delicate lustre to the finished yarn.

Sorry, you weren't quick enough to catch this offer. Keep checking our 20 Days of Christmas promotion page until the 20th December - you can save 20% on a different product each day!

DT Craft & Design 20 Days Of Christmas Promotion - each day between 1st and 20th December 2011 we'll be offering one product at a super special 20% discount! Day 8 - undyed Scoured suri alpaca fleece save 20%!

Scoured suri alpaca fleece (natural white some fawn flecks)

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Save 20%! DT Craft & Design 20 Days Of Christmas Promotion - each day between 1st and 20th December 2011 we'll be offering one product at a super special 20% discount!

 

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