Sunday, 30 December 2007

Starting on the big alpaca wash

alpaca wash
Originally uploaded by snowberrylime
As I am currently in Switzerland and was lucky enough to receive about 18kg of Suri Alpaca from a local farm for Christmas, I started washing the lovely fluff.
There is lots of dark brown, almost black alpaca, quite a bit of lighter fawn and the rest is white so it can be dyed.

In the white bucket is only water, yes, rather dirty water, but just water nonetheless... On the right is the alpaca after the first wash in some clean water.
It's now all lying out to dry and then I can take some of it back to Germany with me for spinning some fluffy bulky yarns!

The bad news is that I will have to move again, although I have just moved 3 months ago! My landlady burned down her own house with a gas explosion so she will need the little flat she rented out to me as soon as possible... nevermind.... *sigh* ...will have to pack everything up again after just about having settled in my flat....

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

I'm sort of back!

Coral reef silk
Originally uploaded by snowberrylime
Well, still no Internet at home, but I have started accepting my fate and am now uploading some stuff again. Here is some lovely handspun tussah silk which I have also added to my little shop. More to come very soon!