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Ashland Bay Tibetan Yak/ Cultivated Silk Blend (4 oz bag)

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The ultimate luxury fiber combination. Gorgeous natural color or beautiful overdyed. 50/50 yak/silk blend. Available in 4oz. Bundles. Yak down is a truly extraordinary luxury fiber. With a diameter of 15 microns, it is comparable to cashmere in softness while being 10-15% warmer than...

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The ultimate luxury fiber combination. Gorgeous natural color or beautiful overdyed. 50/50 yak/silk blend. Available in 4oz. Bundles. Yak down is a truly extraordinary luxury fiber. With a diameter of 15 microns, it is comparable to cashmere in softness while being 10-15% warmer than merino wool. naturally hypo-allergenic, it remains warm even when wet. Natural breathability helps the body regulate it's heat, meaning you stay cool when temperatures rise and warm when temperatures drop. Pair this fabulous fiber with cultivated silk and you have a match made in paradise! Silk is a natural protein fiber spun by silk worms to form their cocoons. The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fiber, which allows silk garments to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors. This silk is cultivated, which means the worms ate a steady diet of one particular type of foliage from one particular type of tree/bush. Usually Mulberry. Silk's absorbency makes it comfortable to wear in warm weather and while active. It's low conductivity keeps warm air close to the skin during cold weather. 

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MP
03/31/2018
Maggie P.
Pittsburgh

Fantastic Fiber

I love this fiber - so easy to spindle spin, "soft" doesn't even begin to describe it, and warm - you can just feel how warm it is. I can't wait to finish spinning it to knit something with it. The silk gives it a most beautiful shimmer - gorgeous combination of silver colors

CK
03/22/2018
Christine Kuhn
Billings MT

Ashland bay yak/silk blend roving

This fiber is a dream to spin, yummy softness and shine. No need to dye it, it’s absolutely amazing on its own!

EO
11/15/2016
Ellen O.
United States

Used for over dyeing

Just great, although it was not what I expected it is what I should have expected!! With a bright red the silk came out bright red while the Yak dyed a Burgundy. Yields great results!!!

SR
10/05/2016
Sandra R.
United States

Spinning fiber

I have not spun the fiber as yet. I have spun some of the same fiber and it is wonderfully luxurious. Looking forward to more spinning.

LW
08/05/2016
Linda W.
United States

Gorgeous Fiber!

This is a dream to spin! I highly recommend this company. They have great fibers at excellent prices. Their shipping is very reasonable and they fill orders and ship them immediately.

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