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Andean Yarn

The Spinners of Patabamba

PatabambaSpinners_0005_Leonarda Huaman M
Anastacia Quispe Champi
PatabambaSpinners_0004_Catalina Champi O
Catalina Champi Ojeda
PatabambaSpinners_0006_Martina Huaman Qu
Martina Huaman Quispe
PatabambaSpinners_0005_Leonarda Huaman M
Leonarda Huaman Mandortupa
PatabambaSpinners_0003_Cerafina Champi L
Cerafina Champi Lloqque
PatabambaSpinners_0002_Nemecia LLoqque A
Nemecia LLoqque Arqque
PatabambaSpinners_0001_Francisca Mandort
Francisca Mandortupa Ojeda
The sheep the yarn comes from. 
About The Yarn
This yarn is produced in the same tradition that it has been for 2,000 years. Because of this you need to be aware of some things:
1. T
he yarn has been kettle dyed after being spun. As a result the colors are not uniform. 
2. Although I washed the yarn several times the reds and oranges in particular have a lot of excess dye, so you may want to wash it again before combining it with other colors.
3. You will find knots in this yarn.
4. The very fine yarn is 
overspun because it is kept under tension in large balls and used for both warp and weft.
5. Some of the yarn arrived unplyed. I plyed some of it looser for knitting, crochet or weft only. You can see this in the images, so keep an eye out if you have a preference for one style over the other.
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