Processing 101 – Characteristics and skirting Alpaca Fibers


A beginners guide to processing alpaca fleece.

Learn the favorable characteristics and how to get started cleaning this fleece.

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The beginning of fiber processing

 Alpaca fleece characteristics

and Skirt, tumble and wash Alpaca Fibers  

When: Choose from the drop down box.

Where: QCAR Alpaca Gift Shop

580 Basehoar Rd  Littlestown, PA 17340 717-359-9989

Cost: $20
Who: Julie Wysong 

What: Alpacas fiber (wool)

In this class, we will learn the favorable characteristics of alpaca fleece. We will learn  what to look for when purchasing an alpaca fleece. During this class. will demonstrate how to clean an alpaca fleece using these methods-  skirting, tumbling and washing.  We will demonstrate and have hands on skirting, grading, sorting. We will discuss what these grades of fiber can be made into such as  baby clothes, shoe insoles and so on. 

The class size is very small only 4 participates so let me know if you have interest. First voice gets the first space.

This is a great class for alpaca owners who want to know how to skirt their fleece for show or home processing. We will discuss what to look for when  purchasing an alpaca fleece. We will learn about the characteristics and find them on a fleece.

So to get started enroll in the class. You can pay for this class online to save your space. It’s Non-refundable but you will receive store credit if you have to cancel.

Call if you have any questions 717-359-9989, or email

I can’t wait to get started. How about you?


Additional information

Choose a date

Thursday, September 22, 2022 @ 11 – 1, Friday, October 14, 2022 @ 11 – 1, Wednesday, November 17,2022 @ 11:1, Thursday, January 27, 2022 @ 10:30 – 1:00, Friday, February 4, 2022 @ 10:30 – 12:30, Thursday, March 3, 2022 @ 2:30- 4:30, Thursday, April 28, 2022 @ 1-3, Saturday, July 16, 2022 @ 1:00-3:00


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