Mystery yarn Camel-2


Isabelle Fusey
 

Hello everyone
I am determined to organize my stash this week and deal with all these mystery cones that have accumulated over the years.
One exmaple is this cone of "Camel-2" yarn. The label is pretty unique. Does anyone know what it could be ? I can't remember how it came in my possession...
Thanks
Isabelle
PS - And a Groups.io question. Is it OK to include photos in a message? Or should I upload them to a folder instead?


Sara von Tresckow
 

It is a number 2/26 - used frequently for wool, cashmere, etc. Colourmart
carries yarns of this weight.
Camel-2 is most likely the color of the yarn, though it could mean some
camelhair content.

Sara von Tresckow, Fond du Lac, WI
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Author of “When a Single Harness Simply Isn’t Enough”
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Ian Bowers
 

It could well be the grade of fibre.
Mohair and wool have gradings related to fineness.

Ian Bowers (Dr)
Managing Director
George Weil &Sons Ltd

On 2 Jan 2022, at 17:19, Sara von Tresckow via groups.io <sarav@...> wrote:

It is a number 2/26 - used frequently for wool, cashmere, etc. Colourmart
carries yarns of this weight.
Camel-2 is most likely the color of the yarn, though it could mean some
camelhair content.

Sara von Tresckow, Fond du Lac, WI
sarav@...
Author of "When a Single Harness Simply Isn't Enough"
http://www.woolgatherers.com Dutch Master Loom/Spinning Chairs/Öxabäck
Looms, visit us in Fond du Lac or contact us about your weaving/spinning
needs







Dunja Roberts
 

 
Hi

I would think that Camel - 2 is the colour.  The figures 2/26 indicate that is is a two ply yarn - see below.

The first number refers to the number of strands plied together. The second number tells you how many hanks of 1 000 metre lengths of a single ply of the yarn would weigh one kilogram.

Dunja




Beth Coughlin
 

I got an alert that this message didn't get sent the first two times. I think I used the wrong email address to send from. I hope this isn't the 3rd copy you have received!

It's from Ningbo Dong Yang Wool Factory (bottom line) - Ningbo is a city in eastern China
Brand: TZ
Item #: 05097
Weight: 2/26
Color: Camel-2

Beth C

On Sun, Jan 2, 2022 at 10:49 AM Isabelle Fusey <ifusey@...> wrote:
Hello everyone
I am determined to organize my stash this week and deal with all these mystery cones that have accumulated over the years.
One exmaple is this cone of "Camel-2" yarn. The label is pretty unique. Does anyone know what it could be ? I can't remember how it came in my possession...
Thanks
Isabelle
PS - And a Groups.io question. Is it OK to include photos in a message? Or should I upload them to a folder instead?


Sally O
 

Did you conduct a burn test on it?


Isabelle Fusey
 

Thanks everyone for the info.
I have not done a burn test yet - I guess that is the next step. I should not assume that the fact it comes from a "Wool factory" means it is wool.
Isabelle


Ian Bowers
 

The burn test only detects protein, cellulose and nylon as different. 
Sheep wool and camel wool will give similar if not identical results. 

Ian Bowers (Dr)
Managing Director 
George Weil &Sons Ltd 

On 3 Jan 2022, at 18:53, Isabelle Fusey via groups.io <ifusey@...> wrote:

Thanks everyone for the info.
I have not done a burn test yet - I guess that is the next step. I should not assume that the fact it comes from a "Wool factory" means it is wool.
Isabelle


Mary Underwood
 

Great find in your stash Isabelle. Most likely Bactrian camel and spun in China. I’ve seen both Chinese and Japanese dehairing machines. I’m guessing it is a mill end from a sweater manufacturer. While Bactrian camels are all over Mongolia, there is a concentration of camels for fiber in the Gobi and inner Mongolia. Would be great for a blanket.

Mary