Note: I had to adjust the color on this photo significantly to get the purple to show up closer to real life, because blue-ish things are super hard to photograph. When I look at the braid in my hand and on my screen, they look very close. This purple leans a bit on the magenta side of life.
The Gemstones Collection contains:
Black Shetland 33%
Black Baby Alpaca 33%
Mulberry Silk 33%
This Shetland wool is softer than most Shetland I have experienced, and with the addition of the alpaca and silk, it is neck-soft for me. It does contain some kemp and/or guard hairs. It felts beautifully; the silk doesn't shrink, so the felted fabric crinkles if you're wet- or nuno-felting.
This fiber can be spun any way you like for a wonderful yarn. Please take care while hand-washing the yarn or crafted item.
I try to photograph colors as accurately as possible. Please keep in mind that color varies from monitor to monitor--what looks right on my screen may not be the same on yours!