Today I finished the plying of the Qiviut fiber I spun on Saturday. With that drying and my Polonaise wheel set up for lace/fingering weight spinning, I grabbed the yak I found in my stash.
I have to say, I found the Qiviut fiber easier to handle and spin than this yak. Maybe I spoiled myself for all other fibers.
Here’s a wee bit of information on Yak Down:
Staple Length: 1 1/4-2 1/4 inches (3.2-5.7 cm)
Natural Colors: Black, dark gray, white, reddish, with dark brown being the most common.
Fiber Diameter: Down, 13-22 microns
Yet another warm fiber that I will make a lace project with.
Until next time…Yak, that’s the fact, Jack!