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Rovings, Batts and Tops

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These lovely rovings, batts and tops are suitable for hand spinning. This fibre is beautiful, washed and carded. Occasionally there are smaller quantities of mill end-pieces, not quite enough to complete our standard ball, and would be a nice addition to your own carding mixtures. Grab them before I use them in my own projects!
Larger quantities have been specially selected for hand spinners. Have a look here, there are suri and huacaya, white and natural colours.
Beginner spinners should start with the medium to strong alpaca, working towards fine and superfine as skills improve.

Most colours shown are the natural colours of the fleece; we generally don'tr dye our alpaca although you can if you like. Just use a wool dye recipe and expect the colours to be a lighter shade compared with wool. Dyed product is clearly indicated. Some natural colours are achieved by blending the fleeces of a few alpacas with similar fleece handling quality.

Did you know you can use stuffing for spinning? We have some nice washed alpaca stuffing at only $5.16 per 100g. To prepare it for spinning, it just needs to be opened a bit and carded, maybe combine it with another fibre and then spin it. It will add a fluffy texture to the yarn.

Mixing fibres: If you spin a single of wool, you can ply it with a single of alpaca. The result is heathered and lovely to knit. Just try to match the handling: fine medium or strong.

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