Alpaca Fleece (from known local animals)
Price per 100g
Adult & baby alpaca fleece from South House Alpacas of Evesham
- Choose a fleece from the drop down menu
These are premium quality fleeces sourced from our friends at South House Alpacas. Each fleece comes from known and loved adult and cria (baby alpaca) animals. Although the animals are very clean they live outside and love to play so the fleeces will contain some vegetable matter.
Can be spun or felted just as it is but further preparation may be required depending on your intended use. A flick carder is a useful tool for teasing out the tips. Wash and rinse with a gentle wool detergent.
When the Alpacas visited FibreHut...
Lots of people enjoyed our Alpaca Day here at Fibrehut in July 2019. The gorgeous alpacas from South House Alpacas were so very well behaved and everyone managed to get up close with our cute furry friends... read more!
Stud, owner courses, trekking days and luxury bedding. To find out more visit visit South House Alpacas
- 100g - mittens, socks, hat
- 300g - cushion cover, shawl, long scarf
- 600g - baby blanket, cardigan, ladies sweater
Always buy enough fibre to finish your project in one go to avoid slight shade variations from batch to batch (this is in the nature of natural wool). If colour matching is important to you get a free sample first.
100g of fibre spins 100g of yarn the yardage of which depends on how finely you spin. The weight chart above is a helpful guide but will depend on the size and tension of the final garment.
If the fibre is suitable for felting you'll find that 100 grams will compress down to a grapefruit sized solid 3D shape (approximately). If you only need smaller amounts try our mini selection packs.
Core wool is a cost effective way to quickly build up 3D shapes before topping off. Another popular product is pre-felt which is ready for further needle felting, or wet felting, or to be used as a base for your project.