This package contains 8 ounces of alpaca fiber. It is the seconds and thirds, which means this is the shorter neck, belly, and leg fiber, versus the prime blanket fiber. It is a combination of both suri and huacaya, mostly hand-dyed colors and some natural colors. This fiber can be used to fill bird nesting balls, added to art batts, used in felting and craft projects.
The fiber was grown by the alpacas that we raise on our farm in Mansfield, Ohio. Did you know that there are two breeds of alpacas? One is called a Suri, the other a Huacaya. Suri fiber grows vertical to the alpaca's body, and huacaya grows horizontal. The Suri is very elegant, the Huacaya is very cute! That's the difference.
For finished Alpaca Bird Nesting Balls, click here.