Llama Yarn

dwerthe's picture

I am new to this site and I have a friend who will be shearing his Llamas in a couple of months and he's giving me the stuff. I need to find someone who can spin it into workable yarn so I can knit he and his lover a couple of scarves. Anyone got an idea of who can do this or teach me how to do it?

Happy New Year everybody,

David

SKHolt's picture

Where are you located? I'm

Where are you located? I'm sure there are spinnters close to you, and I actually only learned to knit in order to do something with the yarn I was spinning. So, I would say pick up a drop spindle and start spinning away.

Stan

David, I'd be happy to spin

David,

I'd be happy to spin up your fibre for you. Ask him/her (whoever owns the animals) you're only interested in the tummy fur since you're going for a scarf idea. If you get the body hair, there's a dehairing of guard hairs required. This is a HORRIBLE process that should be done by a professional mill. However, that having been said, if you get the full fleeece, and want to spend endless nights de-hairing the guard hairs out of the useable fur, you stand to score LOTS of money, since those guard hairs are used by doll makers for doll hair. I'm NOT making this up. The reason it's so expensive is that it's a pain in the patootie to extract.

Anyway, if you can get the belly hair, I'll spin it up for you and you can whip up some scarves for them.

Email me: mike@keach.net

We'll talk.

Alles Beste,
~Mike in Tampa (where the first week of January will be Y U C K Y ! ! !)

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