I'm up to my elbows in alpaca fiber! I recently ordered some fabulous cria fleece from North Star Alpacas, a farm in Michigan. (Seen here in it's raw form.) I've begun to card and spin it, and it spins up like a dream.
You can be sure I'll post pics when I finish spinning it up.
I visited my mentor farm yesterday, and was given this:
It's blanket fiber from Briony, one of the females on the farm. They also lent me hand carders, since I apparently purchased the wrong ones. I purchased Ashford wool carders, when I needed to get cotton carders since alpaca fiber is so much finer than wool. FAIL. Oh well, I've been using mine, and I tried the finer carders, and so far I haven't noticed a difference. Thoughts?
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