I woke up this morning with a message that I had been featured in a Treasury … woo hoo … what a great start to this day!  I read further and discovered that this is Maegan Burkhart’s very first Treasury … I love the soft, subtle, combination of colors that she has chosen!

Smokey Mauvalicious

Maegan, her husband, and two children are new in the alpaca business.  Maegan has dug her heels in and gotten involved in many different aspects of the industry, including volunteering at alpaca shows which is a great way to gather information and learn some good stuff!  She has an Etsy shop and is doing some beautiful things with alpaca fiber – be sure to check out her shop that she calls
Little Patch Alpacas
.

The item that was featured is my Hand Painted Suri Locks.

Suri is a high end, luxury fiber prized for its combination of luster, fineness, slick handle, cool feeling, drape, elegance, and strength.  It is a treat to spin!  It is lovely spun thin for lacy items such as scarves and shawls, is often used for weaving into luxurious fabric, and can even be spun directly from the locks for a very textured art yarn…

The locks can be used for embellishing felting projects, be sure to put a thin layer of huacaya or wool over it to lock it in place, more on that later.  They also make wonderful doll hair … natural or hand painted.

I would love to experiment making fiber art dolls and am inspired by these books – a project for another day!



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