1 oz of Raw Suri Alpaca Locks/Alpaca Fiber/Doll Hair/Felting Fiber/Spinning Wool

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
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Made in Taos, New Mexico

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1 oz of Alpaca Suri Locks Raw until washed with tiny vegetable matter.


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All items are made-to-order unless stated in the listing. In my experience, each made-to-order creation is even sweeter than the original. From time to time, dye-batches vary and the colors of your goodies might be a little different from the photos. I will always use the closest match possible. I work hard to ensure that the essence of the item remains the same, even though the color might be a little different. As I am working constantly with dye, I need a little 'artistic freedom' and I hope you understand.

We do re-use the plastic bags our wool comes in from the mill, and we use re-sealable bags for some of our products...we hope you will reuse or recycle them at your local grocer where plastic bags are recycled, and that you will re-use or recycle all paper and cardboard. (we are always open to your suggestions for more sustainable, cost-effective packaging materials) Whenever possible, we use recycled papers, FSC certified papers and Soy Based Inks.

All of our wool comes from happy, well-cared for sheep. We do our very best to buy locally first and reach out only when we need something that we can't get here in New Mexico.

Simply put, needle felting is the art of crafting felted objects out of un-spun wool or other fibers using repeated jabbing action with barbed felting needles. Objects can be flat or three dimensional; fun or functional. The possibilities truly are endless. My focus and expertise is creating dolls and animals made of wool with wire armature using sculptural needle felting techniques.

Needle felting is an art first and foremost, one in which i personally have spent hours and hours, years and years to learn, study and master in the ways I have. There is still much to be learned, which takes time and money, in supplies and courses. The pieces I create range in their materials, size and techniques. I can spend anywhere from an hour to several days on the creation of one piece. I then charge for my time, supplies, shop expenses and packaging. I try my best to make it affordable while still honoring the time and years of practice it took to get my pieces to this standard and quality.

Waldorf toys should also be beautiful to behold, because sight is as important as touch. We want to nurture children in a beautiful environment and their playthings should be beautiful as well. By surrounding children with beauty, we are not only contributing to their sense of wellbeing (or “sense of life,” as Rudolf Steiner referred to it), but also developing their aesthetic awareness and appreciation. Toys that are made from natural materials, with rich, natural colors, and that are lovingly handcrafted are inviting, and contribute to a child’s “sense of life.” A child is much more likely to feel reverence for a beautiful handcrafted toy and care for it accordingly than he is for a mass-produced plastic toy.

Waldorf dolls have minimal or no faces in order to encourage the imagination of the young child—to cultivate her “inner picturing” abilities.

Long coated fur SHOULD NOT be combed or brushed. It is better to use a large needle to gently “comb’ the fur. Trim any strays instead of pulling out. As you may have guessed, keeping them behind glass is the beat way to protect them. Of course many people don’t have that available. I have read to use a dampened cloth, blower duster, hair dryer, or tape. DON”T! Don’t ever use moisture with them. If you wet the wool then the dust will stick even more to them. A hairdryer could also blow the dust in deeper than it will blow off. Tape is a good way to raise a little bit of fuzz, so unless you want a fuzzy look on a formerly smooth coat, I’d avoid tape. It could also pull out fur! It also won’t reach the dust settled down into the

All items are made-to-order unless stated in the listing. In my experience, each made-to-order creation is even sweeter than the original. From time to time, dye-batches vary and the colors of your goodies might be a little different from the photos. I will always use the closest match possible. I work hard to ensure that the essence of the item remains the same, even though the color might be a little different. As I am working constantly with dye, I need a little 'artistic freedom' and I hope you understand.

We do re-use the plastic bags our wool comes in from the mill, and we use re-sealable bags for some of our products...we hope you will reuse or recycle them at your local grocer where plastic bags are recycled, and that you will re-use or recycle all paper and cardboard. (we are always open to your suggestions for more sustainable, cost-effective packaging materials) Whenever possible, we use recycled papers, FSC certified papers and Soy Based Inks.

All of our wool comes from happy, well-cared for sheep. We do our very best to buy locally first and reach out only when we need something that we can't get here in New Mexico.

Simply put, needle felting is the art of crafting felted objects out of un-spun wool or other fibers using repeated jabbing action with barbed felting needles. Objects can be flat or three dimensional; fun or functional. The possibilities truly are endless. My focus and expertise is creating dolls and animals made of wool with wire armature using sculptural needle felting techniques.

Needle felting is an art first and foremost, one in which i personally have spent hours and hours, years and years to learn, study and master in the ways I have. There is still much to be learned, which takes time and money, in supplies and courses. The pieces I create range in their materials, size and techniques. I can spend anywhere from an hour to several days on the creation of one piece. I then charge for my time, supplies, shop expenses and packaging. I try my best to make it affordable while still honoring the time and years of practice it took to get my pieces to this standard and quality.

Waldorf toys should also be beautiful to behold, because sight is as important as touch. We want to nurture children in a beautiful environment and their playthings should be beautiful as well. By surrounding children with beauty, we are not only contributing to their sense of wellbeing (or “sense of life,” as Rudolf Steiner referred to it), but also developing their aesthetic awareness and appreciation. Toys that are made from natural materials, with rich, natural colors, and that are lovingly handcrafted are inviting, and contribute to a child’s “sense of life.” A child is much more likely to feel reverence for a beautiful handcrafted toy and care for it accordingly than he is for a mass-produced plastic toy.

Waldorf dolls have minimal or no faces in order to encourage the imagination of the young child—to cultivate her “inner picturing” abilities.

Long coated fur SHOULD NOT be combed or brushed. It is better to use a large needle to gently “comb’ the fur. Trim any strays instead of pulling out. As you may have guessed, keeping them behind glass is the beat way to protect them. Of course many people don’t have that available. I have read to use a dampened cloth, blower duster, hair dryer, or tape. DON”T! Don’t ever use moisture with them. If you wet the wool then the dust will stick even more to them. A hairdryer could also blow the dust in deeper than it will blow off. Tape is a good way to raise a little bit of fuzz, so unless you want a fuzzy look on a formerly smooth coat, I’d avoid tape. It could also pull out fur! It also won’t reach the dust settled down into the


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