Cleaned, washed and carded alpaca and angora slivers, rovings, batts and bales for spinners or felters

Sold by BattsNBales
(1)
$8.00+
+ $5.75 shipping
$8.00+
+ $5.75 shipping
Made to order
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States

Features
Handmade
Made in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Item details

Alpaca fiber, silk and cotton are naturally occurring protein fibers – as in alpaca fiber, after shearing, the vegetable and animal matter on the fleeces are picked out, then the fiber gets tumbled and vacuumed. It is washed, dried and combed. Combing out the web of fiber opens up the locks. This produces a smoother, finer, stronger and more uniform roving for yarn spinning than otherwise would be possible. Carding follows the combing process and this is to subject the fiber in to a dividing and re-dividing action using an attempt to separate each fiber from its neighbor and form a fluffy but coherent mass (fiber web). The idea is to facilitate the removal of impurities as well. Drawing out the fiber follows next and that is to improve fiber orientation by aligning the fibers in one direction. Drawing is also employed in blending. The fiber quality has it greatest impact in strength in this process.



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Shipped quickly and great communication with the seller. Thank you. ❤
Mar 10, 2015 by Elaine

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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Zip or postal code

Shipment will be made within two business days after payment has been received and cleared.

Shipping will be via USPS’s First Class or Priority Mail and the method of shipment will be based upon weight of the package.

* Any shipping overages will be refunded.


Payments

Credit cards and Etsy gift cards are accepted.


Returns & exchanges

Returns and refunds within 15 days. Fiber must be in the same condition/weight as it was sent.