Felting Classes

Alpaca Fiber Studio & Friends

 

 

 

Felting Classes

Felting Classes


YARN

The process begins each spring when the alpacas are sheared. Each April and May, I seek out friends’ farms here in Northeast Ohio who are raising the better grade of fiber. “Baby Grade” is “Grade 1, Ultra-Fine - less than 20 microns”. Next, the fleeces are skirted, sorted, and tumbled in my drive-way. Much of our fiber is sent to a family owned mill near Pittsburgh to be washed, carded and spun.

Yarn is processed into 8-10# batches. No two batches are ever the same! Fiber is then hand dyed here in Chagrin Falls (in my garage which has NOT seen a car in many years). I create color “recipes” known as colorways. 

Your creations can carry some very special “Magic”.

Felting Classes

Felting Classes

 

Hand Painted 

Alpaca Yarn

At the Studio, we specialize in locally raised, hand dyed baby alpaca yarn.  Each skein is carefully hand dyed at my home in Chagrin Falls. Useing only “Baby Alpaca” I can  create very luxurious, soft yarn when it is next to your skin.



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Alpaca, Sheep and often Goat fiber is used to make each bundle.  Skeins of Alpaca, Wool, and Mohair are color co-ordinate and often dyed together establishing a color direction for your new project.  Don't hesitate to add fiber from your stash to make fanciful wearables for yourself or a gift.

You can “create” your handmade, unique piece with a variety of texture and color…..it’s like painting with yarn.



ALSO………

-Natural Color Yarn from the "girls".  There are wonderful natural colors to blend with my hand dyed alpaca as your accent.  This year many colorways include those natural alpaca colors to pull together your project.  Bring your pattern in for exact yardage.  Patterns are available for free with purchase.