Most people are happy with a pet goldfish, cat or dog but my younger sister has an alpaca or three. They have a wonderful temperament and keep the weeds down in her meadow and also produce wonderful fleece…. which she gives to me !
A Pet Alpaca
Most people are happy with a goldfish, cat or dog as a pet. My younger sister has some Suri alpacas. They have a wonderful temperament, keep the weeds down in her meadow and produce wonderful fleece, which she gives to me !
Washing, Carding & Blending
I received the fleece was in it’s raw state but a good wash and drum card later it was ready for spinning or felting.
I can’t wait to start spinning it. That reminds me, I need to service my Ashford Spinning Wheel!
Alpaca doesn’t wet felt brilliantly on it’s own, so some of these fibres will be carded again and mixed with other wool fibres. I have some undyed fleece on my stash that I can use to blend it up.
When I’m done, I will make a few projects that can be eco printed or rust dyed
Are you a felter or eco dyer? What projects are you working on at the moment? Share your thoughts below