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
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.
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 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!