Alpaca Carded Roving - 2 oz. 100% Natural White - Grade 1 - ULTRA FINE For Spinning, Nuno Felting or Needlefelting
2 oz of 100% Natural, lanolin free, no dyes added, EXQUISITELY SOFT - GRADE 1 - ULTRA FINE mill processed alpaca carded roving from our boy Montauk. This fiber was from his prime blanket fleece from 2015 & 2016 with a micron count of 18.
It has been washed, picked, carded and then processed into roving. When I received this roving back from the mill they informed me that his fleece was so incredible that they had to care for it differently and that for the 3rd time in the history of their mill they had to slow down the machines to accommodate his fineness. I have reserved some of his fiber for myself and am looking forward to sitting down and spinning it.
It is perfect for spinning either on a wheel or drop spindle, can be felted, dyed, woven, needle-felted or even used for doll hair.
One of alpacas favorite past times other than eating is giving themselves “dust baths”; which basically means that they LOVE to roll in the dirt. Their fleece can get pretty dirty! After shearing their fleece is sorted and picked free of all the loose VM and loose dirt is shook out as much as possible. The fleece is then shipped to the Mill I use where it is professionally cleaned. They put it into a tumbler again allowing additional dirt to get knocked out along with unwanted fibers, guard hairs, shearing second cuttings and additional VM. It then receives 1-2 wash cycles and 2-3 rinse cycles using earth friendly products. It then goes through a picker to remove any tangles and to open up individual locks. It is then separated/dehaired – thus removing any additional vegetable matter or other undesired material from the fiber that may have remained even after washing and picking, and also removing coarse guard hairs that could affect the fibers softness. Even with all this preparation some small particles of VM may still remain and can simply be picked out.
All fiber is stored in my smoke free - pet free home.
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