For the first week of the Southern Roots Alpaca Project, I blended up some of my washed alpaca and gulf coast native breed sheep wool. A wool blended with the alpaca gives the best of both worlds between the two: the silky richness of alpaca mixed with the spongy bouncyness of the wool. Alpaca alone is luscious, but it doesn’t have the springy rebound and elasticity that wool gives it when blended.
For this project, I’m going to spin all my blends and make hats and fingerless gloves with them, but I think I will spin first, then choose which ones to use for hats and which are more suitable for hands based on next-to-skin softness.
Currently, my studio is a wreck with all my projects strewn out across it for the holidays. I cleaned up everything for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and am putting all my efforts into getting a sweater done by Thursday. So this might be a break week for the SRA but we will be back next week. I also want to thank you for staying with me along my Wool of the Week Project as I took my midway break after the big video post from last week! Blessings!
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A sustainability major at U of L, beginning farmer, crafter, and writer.