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Thank you so much for visiting my blog - please forgive me if I have not posted in a while, it does not mean that we are inactive. Actually it is quite the opposite, it means that I have just not had a chance to do so with all the farm activity going on, setting up my farm store, creating products, and keeping my Etsy Stores up to date. If you are interested in any of my products please visit my Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockGardenAlpacas or click on any of the product links in the blogs below.Thank you so much for visiting me here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spinning Lesson #5 - The Last One

I showed up for this lesson with a gift for Jan.  My fiber was done at the processing Mill and my husband and I had picked it up during the weeks in between my lesson.  I had tried spinning some of the roving that was from the blanket of our alpaca Zinnia; which is considered the prime fiber. 


WHAT A DIFFERENCE from spinning blanket roving instead of seconds like I had been using.  I truly could not believe how easily it spun and how strong it was with just the single ply; but of course, I did Navajo ply it because, I REALLY like doing that.

I brought Jan 4 oz. of that roving; like she really needed any more roving - what a stash! - worse than my quilting fabric stash!


I sat down at Jan’s spinning wheel again and this time I did much better than the first time; I was able to get into the rhythm of the wheel and actually keep the fiber spinning.


I practiced on the carding machine again and created some thick batts; then Jan had a surprise for me – we made felt out of the batt – there goes my mind creating again!!!

Jan and I are becoming GREAT friends...

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