106 - Spinning Alpaca & Llama Wednesday Full Day by Patsy Zawistoski
Description: What’s an elegant regal fiber? Royal alpaca! A fine smooth fiber available in a multitude of colors from huacaya and suri. What is light weight, warm, strong? Loveable llama! also available in multiple colors. This friendly, strong, brother-like, animal carries the heaviest loads. Both fibers are available to spinners as fleece, roving, and combed top. These spin into great weaving and lace knitting yarns. Learn various preparation methods, spinning techniques, record keeping tips, plus start your notebook with Patsy’s worksheets.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What Students Need to Bring: A good working wheel
Lazy kate and 3 bobbins (very important),
Hand cards, hand combs, blending boards (optional)
About a dozen 3X5 lined file cards and sandwich baggies
Scissors, stapler or hole punch or tape for attaching sample yarns and fibers,
Hand towel, Also bring oil, screwdriver, and other tools for your wheel
Material Fee $20.00. Covers Alpaca and Llama fibers, booklets, worksheets, misc.