Sunday, 15 June 2008

You Can Call Me Alpaca

alpaca, originally uploaded by Bright Side.

This is about half of the alpaca I bought at Wonderwool Wales, spun into a sport weight 2 ply, 111g/124m. The fleece was very dusty so I carded it first to get the worst out, then gave it a really good wash at the end. The fibre bloomed beautifully, and it's gorgeously soft. I'm going to use this as the lining for my Fiddlehead mittens. I've chosen one of the colours for the exterior but I'm still trying to make up my mind about the second. I might try spinning and dyeing some shetland for that one.

1 comment:

Heather said...

That is beautiful!