Saturday, November 20, 2010

So what do you do with Alpacas?

I do get questions from people as to why we raise Alpacas and what do you do with them?  Do you eat them?  No, we don't eat them. We raise them for their wonderful fiber.  We process all of our Alpaca fiber into roving and other finished products. I spin, knit, felt and weave so I make most everything.  I have a store that I sell our Alpaca products and other locally produced fiber farm products.  I have been recently working on orders for handspun yarn for a couple of ladies that are knitting very special presents for Xmas. 
I also like to dye my white alpaca fiber and blend into batts using my drum carder.  Here are a couple of examples...

For those that have been following my blog, you will remember that I had a contest last month. One of the winners named Valerie received her prize of the roving pictured below.  She has a picture on her blog  Fiberewetopia of the yarn that she has spun from the roving.  It is beautiful.

So as you can see there is a lot of things that we can do with Alpacas!

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