Classes

Enjoy a class at Alpaca Meadows with other fun loving creative people, though many that attend claim not to be creative!  Learn something new or brush up on skills previously learned.  Class participants should be 16 or older, but kids 12-15 may register with an adult companion also enrolled in the class.

2024 CLASS SCHEDULE


Learn to Crochet Class – Saturday, January 20th and February 3rd CLASS IS FULL
Bear Needle Felting Class – Saturday, February 10th CLASS IS FULL
Learn to Knit Class – Saturday, February 24th and March 9th CLASS IS FULL
Bunny Felting Class – March 2nd CLASS IS FULL
Leprechaun Needle Felting Class – March 16th
Spring Chick Needle Felting Class – March 30th CANCELLED
Fabric Art Felting Class – Saturday, April 13th
Soap Wet Felting Class – April 27th
Purse Wet Felting Class – Saturday, May 11th
Yoga With Alpacas – Saturday, May 18th
Owl Needle Felting Class – June 15th
Frog Needle Felting Class – Saturday, June 22nd
Drop Spindling Class – Saturday, July 13th
Pumpkin Needle Felting Class – September 14th
Witch Needle Felting Class – October 5th
Turkey Felting Class – November 18th
Santa Felting Class – December 7th

 

 

Suri Alpaca Fiber, 5.5 Inches, Medium Fawn, White, "Salem"

Med Fawn/White
$10.50
In stock
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Product Details
This listing is for two ounces of Suri Alpaca Fiber, carefully skirted, then prewashed, ready to be carded for spinning into a lovely, silky, lightweight yarn, blended with other fibers, or spun right from the locks for a textured art yarn. Suri spins into a good, strong, drapey yarn. Doll makers also love suri fiber to use as doll hair.

Age, genetics, nutrition, and environment all play a part in the fineness of alpaca fiber. This fiber is the prime, or blanket fiber, grown by a handsome young alpaca named "Salem" not quite two years old at time of shearing so still very fine. This fiber is Medium Fawn and White, according to The Alpaca Registry Color Chart, and some have both colors in the same lock. It is approximately 5 1/2" in length. Packages of the dark and light colored fiber are available, as well as the darker color only.

Suri alpaca is nice blended with silk, seacell, tencel, cormo, merino, kid mohair and rambouillet, and usually 10% is enough. Suri fiber adds interest to needle and wet felting projects, can be woven with, decorated with, even knit or crocheted.

To separate locks of fiber to use as doll hair, simply look for the tip of each lock (versus the cut end) and pull away from the rest of the fiber.

Fiber has been pre-washed meaning it has been soaked in soapy water and rinsed multiple times, getting the majority of the dust out. It has been picked through to get out vegetable matter, though you are still apt to find tiny bits of hay and straw, which can be picked out easily as you work with it.

WHAT ARE SURI ALPACAS?
Suri alpacas are distinguished in the camelid family by their unique fiber characters. The fiber grows parallel to the body while hanging in long, separate, distinctive locks. Its artistic style enhances the graceful appearance of the animal compared to the soft, wooly look of huacaya alpacas. Suri fiber locks, made up of high-luster fibers, drape down the sides of the body in a twisted or flat form of various size. Suri fiber has a slick hand and softness with an exquisite luster.
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Custom classes can be scheduled for groups of friends or family (minimum 6 people).   Take a look at the Classes offered, choose one for your group, then Contact Us to schedule a date and time.  If you see a class you’re interested in that’s not yet on the schedule, please let me know and I’ll try to work it in sooner rather than later.

Be sure to check out our Kits … we have Needle Felting Kits, Wet Felting Kits, Felt Craft Kits, Knitting and Crochet Kits, and a Drop Spindle Kit.  More to come!

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