Thursday, September 1, 2011

Alpaca progress

I've been spending some time with my Traveller wheel spinning the Alpaca wool.  This is the first time I've spun anything other than sheeps wool (there are so very many different types of sheeps wool), and I am finding it challenging, fun and educating, but challenging.

I have been working on my long draw, which is hard with this wool, but I imagine it's good practice!  The rest of this fleece will better my long draw.

A couple weeks ago we went to the local fair and found a woman selling sheep rugs, luckily she also had some wool and I bought some just to check it out.  Once I got it home, washed it and tried some on my spindle I found it wonderful!


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