Sunday, 3 June 2012

Rich chocolate brown Alpaca

I enjoyed preparing and spinning the Alpaca fleece so much that I decided to have another go, this time with the fleece from Orlando, a rich brown Huacaya Alpaca belonging to Aston Alpaca's in Aston Flamville, Leicestershire.

I started out with approximately 381g of Alpaca fleece.  With Alpaca you don't tend to get bits of hay and such as much as sheep but they do like to roll in dust.  You can see the dust in the unwashed fleece below on the left, especially in the clump on the right hand side, and how nice it washed up in the photo on the right.

I spun it worsted style and then plied the two singles to give me 174g/257m of light fingering weight yarn.

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