Alpaca Fiber

Explore the incredible qualities of alpaca fiber and find inspiration for your next crafting project. Discover the softness, warmth, and versatility of this luxurious material.
Crochet, Diy, Spinning, Shearing, Spinning Wool, Spinning Fiber, Natural Fibers, Alpaca Fiber, Handspun Yarn

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…

Fibre Art, Inspiration, Spinning, Alpaca Fiber, Wool, How To Dye Fabric, Alpaca, Rug Making, Fabric Color

This fall I embarked on a walnut dyeing adventure. Previously I explained how I collected the back walnuts and removed the husks to make a dye bath. Soaking the walnuts was a long process. I did two batches at two different times and each batch soaked for 2 weeks. I didn't dye up the alpaca right away as I was still in the process of washing the fiber. Speaking of which, I hope to explain in the near future how I wash raw alpaca fiber. I know there are all kinds of methods out there for…

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