Lambspun’s Natural Shades Fiber — Palomino 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, and 25% Alpaca 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 softness, warmth and lightness. 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? Palomino is not a horse breed, but rather the color of a horse’s coat, generally consisting of a gold coat and white or flaxen mane and tail (sometimes compared to a “newly minted gold coin”). Coat color may range from a pale creme, almost white color, to deep, dark chocolate.