An Alpaca Experiment

So much of the alpaca roving I see looks pastel like, with no saturated colors.  Because of this, I wanted to try a little experiment.  I thought I would dye some merino and some alpaca at the same time using the same colorway.

In the end, I didn’t notice a huge difference in colors, though I believe that the merino “wants” more dye than the alpaca did.


The alpaca, 4 oz.


The merino, 3.5 oz.

In the end, I think the new dyes are fantastic and look forward to a dye day in May!

Both of these are now up in my etsy shop if you are interested.