Small llama farm owner processes llama fiber and turns it into beautiful yarn
My late husband and I were looking for animals to raise on our property, went to a llama show and were hooked. I have always done a variety of crafts, so the transition to owning fiber animals was natural. I made a Navajo CD spindle and started spinning dog hair while waiting for the llamas to arrive.
I process llama fiber manually. After shearing the llamas, I sort and pick through the fiber and blow the debris out. I comb the fiber to get any remaining vegetable matter or stuff out and rigorously remove any coarse guard hair, unless I'm making rug yarn. Then I blend the llama fiber with sheep wool or other fibers into a batt on my drum carder, and spin it into yarn using a spinning wheel.
This is definitely low-tech, time-consuming but very satisfying work.
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Charlene Peck Braun
I am a maker, always have been. From fiber and sewing to recycled items to home and farm improvements, I enjoy making useful things.
Although the main focus of my shop is llama fiber-related, I have been making and collecting all kinds of things for many years. So there is a variety of craft items, supplies, and vintage in the shop.
My home is smoke-free but I do have dogs and cats. If you have allergy issues, please contact me before you purchase.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Note that items paid by personal check or money order will not ship until the funds have cleared.
Fiber and soft goods will be shipped in an envelope whenever possible because it's less expensive.