This blend of divinely soft fibers has the richness of a much more expensive down fiber. The merino and baby camel are already proven winners with spinners and dyers but with the addition of the tussah silk, you bump up the sheen. The gold of the camel down is played down with this blend and so it is very exciting for dyers who want that luxury, without the high price tag.
Merino sheep is the oldest, most popular breed. A ram has a weight of 175-235 pounds and an ewe has a weight of 135-180 pounds. Most of species of tussah silk moths are found in China, India and Japan. These moths are large and have a prominent eye marking on their wings. The caterpillars are bright green. Bactrian camels have two coats: the warm inner coat of down and a rough outer coat which is long and hairy. They shed their fiber in clumps consisting of both coats and is normally gathered.
Camel down is the soft warm inner down of a bactrian camel with a fiber structure similar to cashmere. The down is usually 1-3 inches long with a micron count of about 15-22 microns. Camel down does not felt easily. Baby Camel Top has been becoming more popular every year. We offer Baby Camel Top blended with Merino and Tussah Silk and which can capture the attention of hand spinners who seek a luxury fiber at a low price. Merino sheep are known for their dense fine wool with lots of crimp, making for a soft and bouncy yarn. It takes dye very well and on its own is prized for softness and in blends with our other luxury fibers makes for a perfect companion. The Merino breed originated in Spain and quickly took hold around the world. Some of the very finest comes from Australia.
Wholesale samples packages are $25. If you want a sample package or information about our fibers, email us at [email protected]. In your email, please include your company name, contact information including email address and telephone number, the nature of your business and your seller's permit number.
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