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Processing Alpaca Fiber & Spinning Alpaca Yarn in Pennsylvania

From Shearing Day to Yarn

Processing Alpaca Fiber

Processing Alpaca Fiber

JaJanuary 19 -                 Fiber Processing

In this 2 hour session students will learn how to process a fleece. The class is a hands on class, participants will learn what to look for in a good fleece, how to skirt, wash, & clean a fleece.

Cost of instruction $40.00
Cost of supplies $8.00 
Total Cost $48.00

 
Spinning Alpaca Yarn
FFebruary 2 & 23                 Drop Spindle Spinning

In these 2 sessions students will learn the ancient method of spinning, using a drop spindle. The first session will be learning how to card, comb alpaca fibers in preparation to spin. Students will begin to use the spindles to make singles.

In the 2nd session students will learn how to ply & finish hand spun yarn. As well as more time to spin.

Cost of instruction $80.00
Cost of supplies $36.00
Total Cost $116.00
March 1-      Immersion Dyeing of raw fiber/roving

Students will learn how to use acid dyes & several dyeing techniques to use on alpaca fiber before spinning. A hands on class as well as instruction in color theory.

Cost of instruction $40.00
Cost of supplies $28.00
Total Cost $68.00
March 15-             Painting Roving

Students will learn how to paint alpaca roving to create that one of kind hand spun yarn. A hands on class. The different methods shown will create different looks in the spun yarn.
Cost of instruction $40.00
Cost of supplies $20.00
Total Cost $60.00
April 5-             Immersion Dyed Yarn

This class is designed for knitters who are not interested in hand spinning but love the look of hand dyed yarn. There will be several techniques shown to create that one of kind yarn. A hands on class as well as instruction in color theory.

Cost of instruction $40.00
Cost of supplies $18.00
Total Cost $58.00
April 19-               Painted Yarn

Another method of creating wonderful, one of a kind yarn for knitting. Several methods will be taught to create different patterns to change the look of your knitted item.

A hands on class as well as instruction in color theory.

Cost of instruction $40.00
Cost of supplies $18.00
Total Cost $58.00


 
 
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Quarry Critters Alpaca Ranch
              580 Basehoar Rd.                                           
               Littlestown, PA 

Questions: 
                  Phone: 717-359-9989 
                    Email: JuliesAlpacas@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Updated March 02, 2016