Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Washing Alpaca Fleece

I just finished washing my first alpaca fleece! It's a beautiful fawn fleece that I've been storing in a paper bag in the family-room closet for over a year! Yes! I have had so many good intentions about getting to it, that today I decided I MUST get to it before it gets cold and rainy. (Which doesn't seem likely anytime soon, sad to say, as we need rain very badly.)
Anyhow, I followed the directions that are so nicely described on this website. I actually bought this fleece from some Alpaca farmer in Ohio, I think it was! It is so soft, and not a bit stinky, even after a year in the closet! I was afraid it would be full of bugs, not just vegetable matter (vm). I can't wait to start combing it. I hope I can do it justice!

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