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Monday, February 10, 2020

Alpaca Fiber Projects

Continuous Strand Weaving

Continuous Strand Weaving

It's been almost a year now since our first harvest of alpaca fiber. I sent the blanket cuttings off to the mill to be processed into yarn, and the neck and chest fiber I had spun into core spun yarn for rugs. I have attended several courses at Fiber Education Fairs. So far, my favorite crafts are continuous strand weaving, peg loom rugs, and needle felting. I've tried my hand at spinning a couple of times. That skill may take longer to perfect than I have time for.

I have recently crocheted a core spun Alpaca rug and I like the results better than with the peg loom. There are no materials required other than core spun yarn. I use my fingers instead of a crochet hook and it takes very little time to create. It makes a thick, plush rug that is beautiful and I've received several compliments on them.
Peg Loom Rug with core spun yarn

Peg Loom Rug with core spun yarn

Needle Felted Flower

Needle Felted Flower

Crocheted Alpaca Rug

Crocheted Alpaca Rug