Deep natural dark brown color. 100% Tibetan Yak Top Spinning Fiber. This fiber is SUPER SOFT and buttery similar to Cashmere. Yaks are a large beast of the bovine family. Living in the high altitudes of the Himalayas requires these beasts to adapt to the extreme cold. Thanks to their genetic... Read More
This top is super soft, but the staple length is pretty short. I haven't spun any yarn with just this yet, but I have added it into art yarn for contrast and its great.
I can't stop buying this yummy chocolate colored top. I imagine it comes from very calm, loving Buddhist yaks, adorned with bright colours with picturesque snow-capped mountains in the distance. It spins so easily. I've made one blanket for a friend and am now blending it with some Qiviut for a heathered look for myself. The yak/ silk blend is just as yummy.
I spun and wove a blanket of yak fiber (varigating it with Ashland Bay's yak/silk blend) for a good friend last year and still love it. He loves the softness and the weight of it. I dream of making something for myself with it now!
This top was so surprisingly soft! and pretty easy to spin for such a fine fiber!