Alpaca Wool

ALPACA WOOL
This is obtained from the domesticated alpaca, an animal resembling the angora goat, but smaller, and is variously white, reddish-brown, or black; fibre 6 to 8-in. long, with a uniform diameter, slightly wavy, smooth and fine. It is chiefly used for ladies' dress cloths and lounge jackets. Spun into counts 28's and heavier, also 2/40's and 2/36's from the finer wools. Hosiery yarns are also made from alpaca wool, mostly soft spun in natural shades.

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  • Alpaca fiber — Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an Alpaca. It is a light weight, soft, durable, luxurious Quiggle, Charlotte. Alpaca: An Ancient Luxury. Interweave Knits Fall 2000: 74 76.] and silky natural fiber. While similar to sheep’s wool… …   Wikipedia

  • Alpaca (Extract Wool) — Alpaca wool weft is obtained by disintegrating fabrics made of mixture materials, and may contain animal and vegetable fibres. The term is also applied to a lustre fabric woven with a cotton warp and alpaca wool weft, plain weave. When dyed in… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Wool (disambiguation) — Wool is the fibre commonly produced from sheepWool (the fiber) refers to one of the following: *Alpaca wool, derived from fur of alpacas *Angora wool, derived from fur of rabbits *Cashmere wool, derived from fur of goats *Cotton wool, derived… …   Wikipedia

  • Alpaca Yarns — These are spun from the raw material obtained from the Alpaca goat. The natural colours are white, reddish brown and black. The fine yarns are 2/40 s and 2/36 s and medium yarns from 1/28 s and heavier (see Alpaca Wool) …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Alpaca — Taxobox name = Alpaca status = DOM image width = 250px image caption = An unshorn Alpaca grazing regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Artiodactyla familia = Camelidae genus = Vicugna species = V. pacos binomial = Vicugna… …   Wikipedia

  • alpaca — /al pak euh/, n. 1. a domesticated South American hoofed mammal, Lama pacos, having long, soft, silky fleece, related to the llama and believed to be a variety of the guanaco. 2. the fleece of this animal. 3. a fabric or yarn made of it. 4. a… …   Universalium

  • alpaca — [[t]ælpæ̱kə[/t]] alpacas 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N n Alpaca is a type of soft wool. He was wearing a light grey alpaca suit. 2) N COUNT Alpacas are South American animals similar to llamas. Their hair is the source of alpaca wool …   English dictionary

  • alpaca — al•pac•a [[t]ælˈpæk ə[/t]] n. pl. pac•as 1) mam a domesticated South American hoofed mammal, Lama pacos, having long, soft, silky fleece, related to the llama and believed to be a variety of the guanaco 2) the fleece of this animal 3) tex a yarn… …   From formal English to slang

  • alpaca — [al pak′ə] n. pl. alpacas or alpaca [Sp < Aymara allpaca] 1. a domesticated South American llama (Lama glama pacos) with valuable, long, silky, brown or black wool 2. its wool 3. a thin cloth woven from this wool, often mixed with other fibers …   English World dictionary

  • Alpaca Cloth — The name is derived from the Spanish term for the Vicuna. The wool is mixed with silk or cotton and the yarn woven into a thin durable cloth for both men s and women s wear. Sir Titus Salt introduced the wool into Yorkshire, and it is now used… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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