Options, because we are all unique.
One standard we maintain, and are continually seeking to improve is the LOCAL standard. As of 2018 we are proud to announce that 75% of yarns used in our hand woven goods, and 50% of our hand dyed/hand spun yarns will be from will be locally sourced (Greater Region) fibers. These include Jacob, Wensleydale and Gotland wools. The other 25/50% of our yarns are non-locally sourced Alpaca, Merino and various forms of silk.
From Fleece to finish
For the Local Lahuro yarns we start with a combination of raw fleece and undyed roving. Next: skirting, washing, carding and dying in the studio (in 2018), this is the longest step. Understanding how different fibers respond to the process of spinning and suitability to high or low levels of wear, provides a foundation for the weight and patterns/ projects we recommend for our yarns.
Hand Dyed, Mill Spun
The yarn in this collection is machine spun and then dyed in studio at Lahuro. There are a variety of fiber blends that include: alpaca, silk, cotton, Ramie ( a plant fiber), merino and a wool blend. The sizes and blends in this collection change seasonally.
Carded, Dyed and Spun
LAHURO spins two lines of yarn. One line, Local Lahuro, is 50% locally sourced fiber and 50% of the Basic Lahuro blend: .
The second line is Basic Lahuro. This line is a blend of hand dyed Merino and silk as well as Alpaca.