I often get asked lots of how to questions about different fibres and Alpaca is often one that people would like to more about , from a felting point of view and of course the nature of the fibre to spin and weave. Local to Dalmally there are several Alpaca breeders and a recent request for a workshop from a breeder in England led me to look out the information on the Alpaca products i used to make and sell. It is a fibre with unique properties but different from sheep wool in its structure but more importantly how it felts. Alpaca is bred for its fibre not for meat and it is a little sad that new Alpaca breeders are not given the education in how to use this wonderful resource they have committed to care for .
We often do both advanced and beginner workshops on the use of this delightful fibre both to dye and to create into saleable wearables.
If you would like to learn more about the uses of Alpaca fibre please get in contact with us