I love to spin yarn from my alpaca's fiber. Before spinning I have to prep my fiber. I usually card all of my fiber. I do it different ways depending on what yarn I want to spin. My default spin is usually 2 ply - dk weight.
Before carding is done I pick open the fibers.
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Here is a collage of the fiber drying in the trays, then picked open, and finally put through our dye lot carder.
Then I either spin from a cloud or small batts.
After filling two bobbin with singles, I then ply them with my Roberta Espinner.
Then I skein the yarn and wash to set the twist.
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.