Alpaca wool

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Alpaca Wool - Types of Yarn - Article by Crochetpedia

This article is a part of Yarn 101 series ⟶ Types of Yarn. ◉ Source of these fibers are domesticated animals, such as goats, sheep, camelids or rabbits. In this category you will find yarn such as wool, cashmere, angora, mohair, silk and more. These fibers are much more elastic and warm than plant-sourced yarns.

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DIY Fiber prep

I have been hand-processing my Alpaca's fiber since 2006. I thought I would share with you how I do it. Alpaca fiber does not have any lanolin in it, but it does have a lot of dust and dirt from them rolling in their dust bowls as you can see in the picture below. During the shearing process we collect the fiber in three different bags. The main blanket, is tagged with the alpaca's name and number 1. The neck and some of the other fiber as number 2 in a separate bag. Then the leg fibers go…

natural colors of wool - BFL ~ long staple... colours mixed more than 'she' expected but I think it looks great! Didn't realise how much variety there is in BFL family. Hantverk Diy, Spinning Wool, Spinning Yarn, Spinning Fiber, Fibres Textiles, Spinning Wheel, Natural Colors, Knitting Inspiration, Hand Spinning

Hand-Carded Rolags

FLUFFfibers BFL in the Sticks and Stones colorway. I decided to to a gradient spin for Tour de Fleece. Here is the fiber after I hand-carded it into rolags. The long staple of the BFL meant my colors got much more mixed up than I planned, but I did end up with a nice gradient in the brown and charcoal families. On Ravelry

Michelle Tappan