Lambspun’s Natural Shades Fiber — Namib Desert Horse is one in a series of hand-painted Wool fibers inspired by breeds of horses that reflect our Western heritage. This particular fiber roving contains 75% Corriedale, 17% Merino, 4% Alpaca, and 4% Yak Down Fibers.
Wool from Corriedale sheep has a defined, even crimp. It has good elasticity, and is smooth and easy to spin or felt. It may be spun into fine to medium woolen, worsted or semi-worsted yarn. Alpaca fiber, also known as “The Fiber of the Gods”, adds warmth and lightness to the softness of the Merino wool. Yak Down fiber is one of the most luxurious of natural fibers, contributing softness and warmth. This fiber combination may be transformed into yarn and innovative fabrics using a variety of ancient and modern spinning, weaving, knitting, and crocheting techniques.
Did you know? The Namib Desert Horse is a rare feral horse found in the Namib Desert of Namibia, Africa. One of the most isolated populations of horses in the world, their origins are cloudy. The most common color of the horse is bay.