Lately I have been spinning a lot of my Suri locks into an art yarn. The core I am using is a fingering alpaca yarn. First step is I wash my locks. I don't pick them or flick them, I just grab a handful and start spinning. I did a little video so you can see what I do. I am spinning on my Spinolution Echo Wheel with a 16 oz bobbin.
As you can see the yarn is a little kinky from spinning the fibers around the core yarn. In the next video I spin the opposite direction over another core yarn. As I am spinning I push up the locks to get a double coiled and balanced yarn.
That is all there is to spinning this coiled yarn. I will then skein and wash the yarn. I use this type of yarn in my Alpaca Art Cowl knitting and in my Saori weaving. I find spinning art yarns a lot of fun.
Alpaca Suri Art Yarn
All natural white suri locks corespun on cotton. Another soft and squishy yarn. Use as an accent yarn in a cowl or weaving. Buy this with another handspun or mill spun yarn and I will give you my art cowl pattern. Apprx. 4 oz-21 ft
Hi, my name is Liz Fagel and I love to blog about our ranch located in beautiful Northern Michigan. I write about the alpaca's and of course the fiber arts.