Llama fiber varies in texture, length, thickness and quality. It is hollow thus making it warm as it traps the warm air and holds it. It is generally very soft in texture and does not contain lanolin, so it provides a great alternative fiber for people who are allergic to sheep wool.
It is important to mention that (with the exception of imported items like the silk, tencel & faux cashmere) all of Sacred Heart Monastery’s fibers come from happy, contented animals enjoying the ‘Good Life’ here in North Dakota and Montana. A lot of “our” fibers that are in these batches are hand cleaned & picked into a soft cloud of fiber. I have picked out the guard hair and VM.
So, please enjoy these lovely mixes of fiber goodness!
For more information, or to place an order, please contact Sister Patti by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 701-974-2121.
Dehaired Llama Roving ~ A Spinner’s Delight!
These batches of fibers are soft to the touch and perfectly suited for yarn meant to be worn against the skin. They make great felted items and once spun, the yarn you create can be used for any number of projects – warm, soft hats & mittens, beautiful sweaters, cozy cowls, or fanciful lace shawls. Be Creative! Let your imagination run… These are truly beautiful fibers, but beginners may find them a bit slippery and harder to keep a soft spin to.
All dehaired llama roving is priced at $4.00 per ounce, with a two-ounce minimum order.
The reddish hue makes this an attractive fiber & its softness makes it a delight to have and to hold. For those who have a fiber stash, you know what I mean.
A dark rich brown that is just beautiful. This roving has been dehaired and is silky soft. This is really a marvelous fiber that, by itself or blended with a little wool, makes a gorgeous yarn.
All loose roving is priced at $3.50 per ounce, with a two-ounce minimum order.
13 ounces available
This soft and supple batch of loose roving is approx. 50% llama and the rest is a beautiful blend of things like bamboo silk, merino, faux cashmere & a bit of glitz.
Feels like a soft cloudy day!
I spun a bit of this and it made the most beautiful yarn.
10 ounces available
This fun batch of loose roving reminds me of a “Warm Jazzy New Orleans Night”.
It is my “everything but the kitchen sink,” batch. It has a lot of soft and shiny things added to some purples, grays, and blacks. It is approx. 40-50% llama & the rest is a beautiful mix of things like bamboo silk, merino, faux cashmere, tussah silk, Corriedale, & glitz. This is a very soft fluff.
10 ounces available
This batch of loose roving is approx. 50% llama & the rest is a beautiful blend of things like bamboo silk, merino, faux cashmere & a bit of glitz. This has a lot of natural white, grays & browns then jazzed up with some golden amber bamboo silk & some glitz.
I spun a bit of this and it made a beautiful core spun yarn.
6 ounces available
This batch has a mysterious feel about it. The different shades of grays with steaks of purple and black running through it make it a bit moody. It is a 50% llama mix with a supple blend of things like black tencel, suffolk, & faux cashmere. This batch has a bit of a bounce to it.
Peaches & Cream
4 ounces available
This delightfully subtle batch of loose roving has beautiful peach/pink colors mixed in with a creamy tan and lovely white. It is made up of approx. 50% llama, with the other half a beautiful blend of things like bamboo silk, merino, and faux cashmere.
8 ounces available
This batch of loose roving is approx. 50% llama and the rest is a beautiful blend of things like bamboo silk, merino, faux cashmere. Beautifully soft.
8 ounces available
This batch of loose roving is approx. 50% llama and the rest is a beautiful blend of things like black tencel, merino, & faux cashmere. It is beautifully soft & reminiscent of an evening thunder storm in spring.
These rovings are lovely fiber but they have not been dehaired so they will still have some guard hair in them. They also have some VM in them, but it comes out easily as you spin.