Washing and Combing Suri Fiber for Doll Hair

Doll makers from all over the world have purchased Suri Alpaca Fiber from us, and frequently I get asked how to wash and comb the fiber. Though I have washed lots and lots of alpaca fiber, I wanted to asked the experts what the best way might be to process it for doll hair.  Doll … Read more

Cleaning Suri Alpaca Fiber for Doll Wigs

In each of our pastures, there is a bare spot where our alpacas like to roll.  It must really feel good, but they do get very dusty.  The suri fiber we sell gets tumbled which helps get much of the dust out, then rinsed multiple times.  As you can see in the video, there still is some muddy water when washing it again.  Each step of the processing is a step towards cleaner fiber.

How to Make a Suri Alpaca Doll Wig

Find out how to make a Suri Alpaca Weft for Doll Hair Wigs using techniques using several techniques much easier and less time consuming than rerooting can be.

How to Separate Locks of Suri Fiber

Fiber of the suri alpaca grows vertically down the side of the body, hanging in long, separate, distinctive locks.  These individual locks are made up of many lustrous fibers.  Separating the locks of fiber is not hard, but it does take time.  I am a novice when it comes to video, so hope you’ll bear with … Read more

Tips for Purchasing Suri Fiber for Doll Hair

Doll makers are finding that suri alpaca makes beautiful doll hair!   Purchasing Suri Fiber in its natural form is the most economical way to purchase this silky, lustrous fiber.  There is a huge cost savings if purchasing an entire fleece, but this is usually way more fiber than needed for doll wigs. We offer our … Read more

Doll Makers – Customer Gallery

 Suri Alpaca Fiber has become quite popular for use by doll makers that use it as doll hair.  See Using Suri Fiber for Doll Hair.  Pictured are below are dolls made by some of our my favorite doll makers with suri fiber from our very own alpacas.   Sofie Bell FAVORITE DOLL MAKERS Cindy Sowers of … Read more

Using Suri Fiber for Doll Hair

I gets lots of orders for Suri Fiber from doll makers all over the world, that use this natural fiber as doll hair.  This doll’s name is Zeina and her reroot was done by Belén de la Morena at DCBE Handmade in Valladolid, Spain. Not being a doll maker myself, I had to do some research. … Read more

How to Make an Alpaca Fiber Wreath

I try to find a use for every grade of alpaca fiber, even short fiber or more robust fiber from older alpacas.   Alpaca Fiber Wreaths are my latest idea.  Find out how! Recently I had a special order for one of these wreaths and the customer wanted “peacock colors”. I started by gathering together small amounts … Read more

Plying With Beads

  Although stringing the beads was a bit challenging, and manipulating my single fiber strand without getting it tangled in the strung beads during the playing process could have made me crazy, I was very pleased with the end results!  These are the hand-dyed Suri Locks that I started with.   I spun carelessly from uncarded … Read more