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From Wool to Wear: a look at processing Alpaca

This month has been crazy busy. If it is any indication of how the rest of the year is going to be, then wow, I better not blink or I might miss it! I seem to have peaked the curiosity of others where I live. Without any suggestion on my part I was nominated to… Continue reading From Wool to Wear: a look at processing Alpaca

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Adventures of a Super Goat Lady Fall Fiber Harvest Part III

There we were, my husband and I shearing this lovely Angora goat Hanzel. He was almost finished. And then this happened….. Yep. Fire. It has been exactly a week today.  The children and I have left to stay at Granny’s house while cleanup is happening. I have asthma so I can’t be around all the…… Continue reading Adventures of a Super Goat Lady Fall Fiber Harvest Part III

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Adventures of a Super Goat Lady, Fall Fiber Harvest part II

Today’s saga was much less dramatic. Good for me, less entertaining for you. (If you missed out on part I find it here) After getting the kids started on their lessons ( the human kind, we don’t teach the goat kids math, they have short attention spans), I zoomed into town to return the broken clippers…… Continue reading Adventures of a Super Goat Lady, Fall Fiber Harvest part II

Fiber prep · Fresh off the wheel · Learning to spin · Tutorials

Spinning Vocabulary: Spun from the Lock & Woolen yarn

  This particular mohair had beautiful full curly locks. The fiber was smooth and silky. I didn’t want to damage the personality of the mohair so I gently pulled the locks free from the fleece and combed them one at a time. They fluffed up and practically begged me to spin a more woolen yarn…… Continue reading Spinning Vocabulary: Spun from the Lock & Woolen yarn