just a little update on Jelani
Spinning - Huacaya Alpaca - contract
often spinner ask, should i wash alpaka ... my answer - yes
and i wash it always, this happens when you wash a CLEAN fleece, with just 1 time pressing under water !!
and the fleece even felt clean !
for the drying i got me some mesh bags :)
and then the little unseen work happens ....
this girl has a lot of guard hairs in between the really soft fur - and i dont want to spoil the yarn - so i plug them all out !
and one thing is sure : this girl loves sand :D
i really ask myself where this sand is hidden, if you take a lock, you see nothing !!
but shaking it a bit, and plugging hair, and open them up, brings all the hidden "treasures" out
a small part is dyed in blue, and blended with some white, with my dyes i dont get pastells, so i have to do the carding
i will show what i am up to with this one later when i start the spinning
so far i prepared 10 oz (280 gram) pure white and 2 oz of pale blue
stay tuned :D