Alpaca Fleece Scouring and Carding

A chestnut alpaca fleece drying

I’m privileged once again to have some alpaca fiber to process into yarn! It’s very exciting because it’s been over 5 years since I last had a whole fleece. I washed the chestnut alpaca fleece on Friday and have started carding it.

It took about 20 minutes to run up 2 batts rea

I washed the dark brown alpaca fleece today. It took quite awhile because this particular creature had a penchant for rolling around in hay, straw, and cockle burrs! It’s not as fine as the chestnut, but will card up nicely.

What are you waiting for? Get busy and do something!

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