Friday, March 14, 2014

NEW Hand Spun Yarns in Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Store!


I have been having so much fun spinning away here at the farm!  

I have been spinning alpaca roving that I received back from the Mill after I sent it there for processing; or spinning from batts that I personally processed right from shearing, skirting, washing, picking, and carding/blending.  I then plyed them with Kidsilk Haze - 70% Mohair and 30% Silk - to make these unbelievable soft and lofty yarns.  For full descriptions see information under each picture below.  

All of my fiber products are sold thru my Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Etsy Store simply click on the picture of the product you are interested in.  You will be redirected to it in my Store where you can follow the prompts from there.

Hand Processed - Hand Spun Alpaca - Merino Silk Top - 2 ply w/kidsilk haze - 5.3 oz. - 165yds
This is 165 yds of White Alpaca fiber from our male alpaca Cosmo, a Full Accoyo, Huacaya with a micron count of 18.3. This is considered to be Grade 1 - Ultra Fine - Royal Baby fiber. I personally hand processed this fiber right from shearing to skirting, washing, picking and then carding it into a batt with a Merino Silk Top blend of smokey greys, blues and burgundys. From there I spun it and then plyed it with 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, cream colored Kidsilk Haze to make this unbelievably soft, lofty, beautiful yarn.  5 hours were spent spinning this luxuriously soft fiber into 5.3 oz - 165 yds- bulky weight - 10 WPI Yarn.

Hand Spun Alpaca - 2 ply w/kidsilk haze - 5.5 oz. - 226 yds

This is 226 yds of White Alpaca fiber from the combined 1 yr (2012) and 2 yr (2013) prime blanket fleeces of our male alpaca Cosmo, a Full Accoyo, Huacaya whose micron count at age 1 was 16.6 and is currently at age 2, 18.3. This is considered to be Grade 1 - Ultra Fine - Royal Baby fiber. I sent this fiber from his prime blanket out to be Mill Processed into roving after he was shorn and I had skirted his fiber. From there I spun it and then plyed it with 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, cream colored Kidsilk Haze to make this unbelievably soft, lofty, beautiful yarn. It is an absolute dream!  6 hours were spent spinning this luxuriously soft fiber into 5.5 oz - 226 yds- bulky weight - 10 WPI Yarn.

Hand Spun Alpaca - 2 ply w/kidsilk haze - 4.7 oz. - 222yds

This is 222 yds of Light Beige Alpaca fiber from the grade 3 blanket of a neighboring alpaca farm. I had this Mill processed into roving and then I spun it and then plyed it with 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, cream colored Kidsilk Haze to make this unbelievably soft, lofty, beautiful yarn.  6 hours were spent spinning this luxuriously soft fiber into 4.7 oz - 222 yds- bulky weight - 10 WPI Yarn

Hand Processed - Hand Spun Alpaca - Merino Silk Top - 2 ply w/kidsilk haze Thick/Thin Art Yarn - 3.5 oz. - 91yds

This is 91.5 yds of White Alpaca fiber from our male alpaca Cosmo, a Full Accoyo, Huacaya with a micron count of 18.3. This is considered to be Grade 1 - Ultra Fine - Royal Baby fiber. I personally hand processed this fiber right from shearing to skirting, washing, picking and then carding it into a batt with a Merino Silk Top blend of smokey greys, blues and burgundys. From there I spun it and then plyed it with 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, cream colored Kidsilk Haze to make this unbelievably soft, lofty, beautiful art yarn that is spun thick and thin.  4 hours were spent spinning this luxuriously soft fiber into 3.5 oz - 91.5 yds- bulky weight/thick and thin/art yarn - 10 WPI Yarn. 

Hand Spun Alpaca - 2 ply w/kidsilk haze - 4.2 oz. - 136 yds

This is 136 yds of Medium Rose Grey Alpaca fiber from the grade 3 blanket of a neighboring alpaca farm. I had this Mill processed into roving and then I spun it and then plyed it with 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, black colored Kidsilk Haze to make this unbelievably soft, lofty, beautiful yarn.  4 hours were spent spinning this luxuriously soft fiber into 4.2 oz - 136 yds- very bulky weight - 8 WPI Yarn. 


Hand Processed - Hand Spun Alpaca - 2 ply w/kidsilk haze Thick/Thin Art Yarn - 4.2 oz. - 78 3/4 yds

This is 78 3/4 yds of Dark Silver Grey Alpaca fiber from our male alpaca Masquerade, a Full Peruvian, Huacaya with a micron count of 20.5. This is considered to be Grade 2 - Superfine Fine - fiber. I personally hand processed this fiber right from shearing to skirting, washing, picking and then carding it into a batt. From there I spun it and then plyed it with 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, cream colored Kidsilk Haze to make this unbelievably soft, lofty, beautiful art yarn that is spun thick and thin.  3 1/2 hours were spent spinning this luxuriously soft fiber into 4.2 oz - 78 3/4 yds- very bulky weight/thick and thin/art yarn - 6 WPI Yarn.


Hand Spun Alpaca - 2 ply w/kidsilk haze - 5.4 oz. - 204yds

This is 204 yds of Black Alpaca fiber from the grade 3 blanket - (23 - 25.9 microns) - of a neighboring alpaca farm. I had this Mill processed into roving and then I spun it and then plyed it with 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, royal blue colored Kidsilk Haze to make this unbelievably soft, lofty, beautiful yarn.  3.5 hours were spent spinning this luxuriously soft fiber into 5.4 oz - 204 yds- bulky weight - 9 WPI Yarn. 


Hand Spun Alpaca - 2 ply w/kidsilk haze - 4.5 oz. - 174yds

This is 174 yds of White Alpaca fiber from our girl "Sunflower" whose micron count is between 23 - 25.9 and considered - Grade 3 - Fine I had this Mill processed into roving and then I spun it and then plyed it with 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, violet colored Kidsilk Haze to make this unbelievably soft, lofty, beautiful yarn.  3 hours were spent spinning this luxuriously soft fiber into 4.5 oz - 174 yds- bulky weight -9 WPI Yarn. 


Hand Spun Alpaca - 2 ply w/kidsilk haze - 4.2 oz. - 211yds

This is 211 yds of Dark Fawn Alpaca fiber from our girl "Ivy" whose micron count is 23.6 - Grade 3. I had this Mill processed into roving and then I spun it and then plyed it with 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, beige colored Kidsilk Haze to make this unbelievably soft, lofty, beautiful yarn.   3 hours were spent spinning this luxuriously soft fiber into 4.2 oz - 211 yds- worsted weight -11 WPI Yarn.


ART YARN Now Available in Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Store


I have been spinning up a storm!

I have now added some new products to my Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Etsy Store.

Art Yarn - Navajo Plyed - spun Thick and Thin - Bulky Yarns.

All of my yarns have been either fiber that after skirting I sent to the Mill to be processed into roving and then when returned; I spun it or, I have processed it right from shearing, skirting, washing, picking, blending/carding and then spinning.  See descriptions below each picture for more information.

All my products are sold thru my Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Etsy Store, simply click on the picture of the product you are interested in and you will be redirected to it in my Etsy Store where you can follow the prompts from there.


Hand Processed - Hand Spun Alpaca - Navajo Ply - Merino Silk Top Blend Very Bulky Yarn - 4.7 oz. - 25 yds

This is 25 yds of Dark Silver Grey Alpaca; Grade 3 "Fine" fiber.. I personally skirted, washed, picked and carded it into a batt blending it with a Merino Silk Top blend of tones of brown. From there I spun it and then navajo plyed it into this Very Bulky, beautiful yarn perfect for your knitting projects, doll hair or 3D needle felting.   3 hours were spent spinning this soft fiber into 4.7 oz - 25 yds- very bulky weight - 4 WPI Yarn.


Hand Processed - Hand Spun Alpaca - Navajo Ply - Merino Silk Top Blend Very Bulky Thick/Thin Art Yarn - 3.4 oz. - 28 yds

This is 28 yds of White Alpaca fiber from our male alpaca Cosmo, a Full Accoyo, Huacaya with a micron count of 18.3. This is considered to be Grade 1 - Ultra Fine - Royal Baby fiber. I personally hand processed this fiber right from shearing to skirting, washing, picking and then carding it into a batt with a Merino Silk Top blend of smokey greys, blues and burgundys. From there I spun it and then navajo plyed it into this Very Bulky, thick/thin beautiful art yarn that can be used in knitting projects, 3D needlefelting or even doll hair.  3 hours were spent spinning this wonderfully soft fiber into 3.4 oz - 28 yds- very bulky weight/thick and thin/art yarn - 4 WPI. 


Hand Processed - Hand Spun Alpaca - Merino Silk Top - Navajo Plyed Thick/Thin Very Bulky Art Yarn - 4.9 oz. - 33yds

This is 33 yds of White Alpaca fiber from our male alpaca Cosmo, a Full Accoyo, Huacaya with a micron count of 18.3. This is considered to be Grade 1 - Ultra Fine - Royal Baby fiber. I personally hand processed this fiber right from shearing to skirting, washing, picking and then carding it into a batt. When carding it I blended it with a Merino Silk Top blend of Fall Colors which gave it this creamy white /light brown color tone with some slight hues of green and rust. From there I spun it and then Navajo plyed it into this beautiful art yarn that is spun thick and thin. It can be used in your knitting projects, 3D Needle Felting and even doll hair.  3 hours were spent spinning this wonderful soft fiber into 4.9 oz - 33 yds- Very Bulky weight/thick and thin/art yarn - 4 WPI.



Hand Processed - Hand Spun Alpaca - Navajo Ply - Merino Silk Top Blend Very Bulky Yarn - 7.4 oz. - 105 yds

This is 105 yds of White Alpaca fleece from the 2013 blanket of our female alpaca Sunflower a Full Accoyo, Huacaya whose micron count is 24.9; Grade 3 "Fine" fiber.. I personally hand processed this fiber right from shearing to skirting, washing, picking and then carding it into a batt and then blending it with a Merino Silk Top blend of tones of brown which gave it a creamy white/light brown color with hints of green and rust. From there I spun it and then navajo plyed it into this Very Bulky, beautiful yarn. 
6 hours were spent spinning this wonderfully soft fiber into 7.4 oz - 105 yds- very bulky weight - 6 WPI Yarn.



4 NEW Handcrafted - 100% Natural Alpaca Fiber Blended with Firestar - Carded Batts - "Sparkly"

The following handcrafted batts are available in my Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Etsy Store:



1.1 oz. of 100% natural dark silver grey and black alpaca fibers blended with both Pink and Green Firestar to give a beautiful "sparkly" look. $5.50 per oz. I personally washed, hand picked and then put through my carder twice to make a smooth, luscious batt from Grade 3 primary fibers Please note that some small particles of VM are present but disappear when working with the fiber.


1.5 oz. of 100% natural medium fawn alpaca fiber blended with multicolor Firestar to give a beautiful "sparkly" look. $5.50 per oz. I personally washed, hand picked and then put through my carder twice to make a smooth, luscious batt from Grade 3 primary fibers. Please note small particles of VM are sometimes present but disappear when working with the fiber.


1.5 oz. of 100% natural white alpaca fiber, from our girl Sunflower, blended with green firestar to give a beautiful "sparkly" look. $5.50 per oz. I personally washed, hand picked and then put through my carder twice to make a smooth, luscious batt from her prime blanket fleece - Grade 3 - Sunflower LOVES to roll in the grass so try as I might some small particles of VM are present. I have needle felted and spun this fiber and the VM seems to disappear or fall out as you work with it.


1.7 oz. of 100% natural white alpaca fiber, from our girl Sunflower, blended with pink firestar to give a beautiful "sparkly" look. $5.50 per oz. I personally washed, hand picked and then put through my carder twice to make a smooth, luscious batt from her prime blanket fleece - Grade 3 - Sunflower LOVES to roll in the grass so try as I might some small particles of VM are present. I have needle felted and spun this fiber and the VM seems to disappear or fall out as you work with it.


These are perfect for spinning either on a wheel or drop spindle, can be felted, dyed, woven, needle-felted or even used for doll hair.

For more information about us visit our website: Rockgardenalpacas.blogspot.com

All our fiber products are sold thru our Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Store on ETSY.

If you would like to purchase any of these products simply click on the picture above; you will be redirected to the product in our Etsy store where you can follow the prompts from there.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Medium Rose Grey Prime Alpaca Roving


1 oz bag of 100% Natural, lanolin free, no dyes added, incredibly soft with NO prickle factor, Medium Rose Grey Alpaca Roving - Grade 3.  This roving is from an alpaca from a neighboring farm - quantities are limited.

It has been washed, picked, carded and then processed into roving.Luxuriously soft yet strong; Alpaca is soft enough to be worn next to your skin and strong enough to make hats, gloves and socks. 

It is perfect for spinning either on a wheel or drop spindle, can be felted, dyed, woven, needle-felted or even used for doll hair.

Alpaca fiber is hollow and therefore, warmer than wool and will keep you comfortable on those cold days and nights.

For more information about us visit our website: Rockgardenalpacas.blogspot.com

All our fiber products are sold thru our Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Store on ETSY.

If you would like to purchase this product simply CLICK HERE; you will be redirected to the product in our Etsy store where you can follow the prompts from there.

1.0 oz. - Christmas Colors - Needle Felting Variety Pack


Hand Processed Needle Felting Variety Pack - 2 shades of red, 2 shades of green, 1 natural white and 1 natural black, totaling a package weight of no less than 1 oz. of hand washed, picked, processed and dyed Alpaca Fiber. Fiber has been dyed using professional acid based dyes.

This package of alpaca fiber comes from prime blanket fleece; perfect for all your needle felting or wet felting projects. Note: Due to the dyeing process—color may fluctuate through fiber. All fibers have been rinsed twice to remove excess dye; however, you may experience a small amount of bleed when you wash or wet the fiber for the first time.

Hand processed fiber may contain very small particles of VM which tend to disappear when working with the fiber.

For more information about us visit our website: Rockgardenalpacas.blogspot.com

All our fiber products are sold thru our Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Store on ETSY.

If you would like to purchase this product simply CLICK HERE; you will be redirected to this product in our Etsy store where you can follow the prompts from there.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

1.0 oz. - Fall Colors - Needle Felting Variety Pack


Hand Processed Needle Felting Variety Pack - 8 assorted fall colors as shown totaling a package weight of no less than 1 oz. of hand washed, picked, processed and dyed Alpaca Fiber. Fiber has been dyed using professional acid based dyes.

This package of alpaca fiber comes from prime blanket fleece; perfect for all your needle felting or wet felting projects.

Note: Due to the dyeing process—color may fluctuate through fiber. All fibers have been rinsed twice to remove excess dye; however, you may experience a small amount of bleed when you wash or wet the fiber for the first time.

Hand processed fiber may contain very small particles of VM which tend to disappear when working with the fiber.

For more information about us visit our website: Rockgardenalpacas.blogspot.com

All our fiber products are sold thru our Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Store on ETSY.

If you would like to purchase this product simply CLICK HERE; you will be redirected to this product in our Etsy store where you can follow the prompts from there.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

1.0 oz. - Shades of Pink & Purple - Needle Felting Variety Pack


Hand Processed Needle Felting Variety Pack - 2 shades of pink and 2 shades of purple totaling a package weight of no less than 1 oz. of hand washed, picked, processed and dyed Alpaca Fiber. Fiber has been dyed using professional acid based dyes.

This package of alpaca fiber comes from prime blanket fleece; perfect for all your needle felting or wet felting projects. Note: Due to the dyeing process—color may fluctuate through fiber. All fibers have been rinsed twice to remove excess dye; however, you may experience a small amount of bleed when you wash or wet the fiber for the first time.

Hand processed fiber may contain very small particles of VM which tend to disappear when working with the fiber.

For more information about us visit our website: Rockgardenalpacas.blogspot.com

All our fiber products are sold thru our Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Store on ETSY.

If you would like to purchase this product simply CLICK HERE; you will be redirected to this product in our Etsy store where you can follow the prompts from there.

Monday, January 13, 2014

2.0 oz. Needle Felting Variety Pack - Colors


Hand Processed Needle Felting Variety Pack - 8 assorted colors as shown totaling a package weight of no less than 2 oz. of hand washed, picked, processed and dyed Alpaca Fiber. Fiber has been dyed using professional acid based dyes.

This package of alpaca fiber comes from prime blanket fleece; perfect for all your needle felting or wet felting projects. 

Note: Due to the dyeing process—color may fluctuate through fiber. All fibers have been rinsed twice to remove excess dye; however, you may experience a small amount of bleed when you wash or wet the fiber for the first time.

Hand processed fiber may contain very small particles of VM which tend to disappear when working with the fiber.

For more information about us visit our website: Rockgardenalpacas.blogspot.com

All our fiber products are sold thru our Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Store on ETSY.

If you would like to purchase this product simply CLICK HERE; you will be redirected to this product in our Etsy store where you can follow the prompts from there.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

1.0 oz. - Shades of Blue & Purple - Needle Felting Variety Pack


Hand Processed Needle Felting Variety Pack - 3 shades of blue and 3 shades of purple totaling a package weight of no less than 1 oz. of hand washed, picked, processed and dyed Alpaca Fiber. Fiber has been dyed using professional acid based dyes.

This package of alpaca fiber comes from prime blanket fleece; perfect for all your needle felting or wet felting projects. 

Note: Due to the dyeing process—color may fluctuate through fiber. All fibers have been rinsed twice to remove excess dye; however, you may experience a small amount of bleed when you wash or wet the fiber for the first time.

Hand processed fiber may contain very small particles of VM which tend to disappear when working with the fiber.

For more information about us visit our website: Rockgardenalpacas.blogspot.com

All our fiber products are sold thru our Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Store on ETSY.

If you would like to purchase this product simply CLICK HERE; you will be redirected to this product in our Etsy store where you can follow the prompts from there.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

1.0 oz. Needle Felting Variety Pack - Colors


Hand Dyed Needle Felting Variety Pack - 9 assorted colors as shown totaling a package weight of no less than 1 oz. of mill processed roving that has been dyed using professional acid based dyes.

This package of alpaca roving comes from prime blanket fleece; perfect for all your needle felting or wet felting projects. 

Note: Due to the dyeing process—color may fluctuate through fiber. All fibers have been rinsed twice to remove excess dye; however, you may experience a small amount of bleed when you wash or wet the fiber for the first time.

For more information about us visit our website: Rockgardenalpacas.blogspot.com

All our fiber products are sold thru our Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Store on ETSY.

If you would like to purchase this product simply CLICK HERE; you will be redirected to this product in our Etsy store where you can follow the prompts from there.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Light Beige Prime Alpaca Roving


1 oz bag of 100% Natural, lanolin free, no dyes added, incredibly soft with NO prickle factor, Light Beige Alpaca Roving - Grade 3 - blended from prime blanket fleece of white/beige alpacas. This color is almost creamy, too dark to be white and too light to be beige, it is beautiful.

It has been washed, picked, carded and then processed into roving.Luxuriously soft yet strong; Alpaca is soft enough to be worn next to your skin and strong enough to make hats, gloves and socks. 

It is perfect for spinning either on a wheel or drop spindle, can be felted, dyed, woven, needle-felted or even used for doll hair.

Alpaca fiber is hollow and therefore, warmer than wool and will keep you comfortable on those cold days and nights.

For more information about us visit our website: Rockgardenalpacas.blogspot.com

All our fiber products are sold thru our Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Store on ETSY.

If you would like to purchase this product simply CLICK HERE; you will be redirected to the product in our Etsy store where you can follow the prompts from there.

1.0 oz. Needle Felting Variety Pack - Natural Colors


1.0 oz. Needle Felting Variety Pack - 8 all natural colors totaling no less than 1 oz. 100% Natural, lanolin free, no dyes added, - White, Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Beige, Dark Brown, Light Silver Grey, Medium Silver Grey and Black Alpaca Roving from prime blanket fleece. It has been mill washed, picked, carded and then processed into roving.

This package of gorgeous alpaca fiber comes from the prime blanket fleece; perfect for all your needle felting or wet felting needs or blend and spin together - so many possibilities....

Luxuriously soft yet strong; Alpaca is soft enough to be worn next to your skin and strong enough to make hats, gloves and socks.

It is perfect for spinning either on a wheel or drop spindle, can be felted, dyed, woven, needle-felted or even used for doll hair.

Alpaca fiber is hollow and therefore, warmer than wool and will keep you comfortable on those cold days and nights.

For more information about us visit our website: Rockgardenalpacas.blogspot.com

All our fiber products are sold thru our Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Store on ETSY.

If you would like to purchase this product simply CLICK HERE; you will be redirected to this product in our Etsy store where you can follow the prompts from there.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

4 oz. Prime Alpaca Roving Combo Pack White/Light Silver Grey/Med. Silver Grey & Dark Silver Grey



4 oz Combo Pack features 1 oz each of 100% Natural, lanolin free, no dyes added, incredibly soft with NO prickle factor - grade 3 - prime blanket fleece White, Light Silver Grey, Medium Silver Grey and Dark Silver Grey Alpaca Rovings

It is perfect for spinning either on a wheel or drop spindle, can be felted, dyed, woven, needle-felted or even used for doll hair.

This package of gorgeous alpaca fiber comes from the prime blanket fleece. It can be used individually or spun together into a beautiful yarn.

Alpaca fiber is hollow and therefore, warmer than wool and will keep you comfortable on those cold days and nights.

For more information about us visit our website: Rockgardenalpacas.blogspot.com

All our fiber products are sold thru our Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber Store on ETSY.

If you would like to purchase this product simply CLICK HERE; you will be redirected to this product in our Etsy store where you can follow the prompts from there.