Fiber Arts Friday – Alpaca and Bamboo Handspun Yarn

It started with some lovely handpainted bamboo rovings from Spinup Yarns on Etsy. I had never spun bamboo before and found it delightfully silky! I loved the colors that Andrea used!  Do check out her Etsy shop, she offers some interesting fibers in addition to bamboo, such as tencel, banana rovings and tangles, hand-dyed fabric … Read more

New Alpaca Hand-Spun Yarn

  From this . . .   Plied with this . . . Suri, Merino, Bamboo Center-Pull Batt To this . . .  RASPBERRY PLUM TWIST Hand-Spun Alpaca Yarn   See Spinning Wheels in The Farm Store at Alpaca Meadows! In the snow  . . . More Alpaca Yarn in The Farm Store at Alpaca … Read more

"Blue Suede Shoes" Hand-Spun Alpaca Yarn

I don’t know WHY I give my yarn names!  Any other hand-spinners out there that does this?  It just seems like something that’s been done by hand, from birthing the baby to raising the alpaca, to skirting, sorting, tumbling, washing, dyeing, carding, spinning, plying, skeining, and washing again …  … ought to have a name! … Read more

Hand Spun Alpaca Yarn – Summer Sky

Here is my latest hand-spun yarn . . . I’ve listed it on Etsy and am calling it Summer Sky, thanks to my Facebook friends offering suggestions!  It’s a pretty one. I think it would be cute knit or crocheted into a hat or mittens.