Thursday, 24 July 2008
ALPACA FOR NEEDLE FELTING SOUTH AFRICA
Often wondered where the roving/sliver comes from that you work with ?
Here is a picture of an alpaca that lives on a farm in Mooi River, South Africa. I stopped over and collected stock and took a picture of one of the adorable alpaca's.
I will also shown around the factory where the alpaca is first washed/scoured, carded and combed.
Alpaca is a fine roving/sliver and it is a good fleece to work with. It is available in shades of brown,cream,black and grey.I have needle felted with it and I have also knitted my grandson a jersey. For knitted wear it is warm, light and washed well.