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Friday, 19 February 2010
I spent a wonderful couple of hours today in the company of Carrie, who owns Alpacas. As I wanted fleece suitable for needle felting 3d sculpture, Carrie was able to offer her experience as to which type may work best. I love the natural colours of the undyed fleece. The books and research that I've done so far suggest blending Alpaca with wool. I've only used Merino thus far, which is beautifully soft but takes ages to felt down. Merino seems more suited to wet felting. Using Alpaca fleece will be experiential learning for me; so I'll be felting it down on its own first and make notes accordingly ! If any fellow felters have experience of using Alpaca / Alpaca blends, I'd love to hear. Having only been felting since January...I appreciate there is so much more to learn about this fascinating craft.