As you can see I’ve made significant progress on the alpaca fibre. To be fair, this is the progress of two spinning sessions, since I took last week’s photo before spinning, and this week’s after spinning. Still, it’s amazing how much fibre gets spun up when I actually sit down and SPIN. Stunning, really.
I dug around in my notes a little and discovered this fibre is actually 60% alpaca, 40% wool, from a small alpaca farm near Guelph called Moffat Springs Alpaca. The alpaca’s name is Jeweliette. Gotta love knowing the name of the animal that ”grew” the fibre!
I’m really glad I started this weekly spinning practice; last week I was a little shaky in my technique but this week went swimmingly. I’m really starting to get a handle on the rhythm of drafting and keeping the spindle spinning at the same time. Who knows, I might even start spinning other days as well….