Saturday, May 28, 2011

Alpaca fibers galore!

On Friday I received a shipment of amazingly beautiful alpaca fiber from Dodge City Alpaca Ranch and I am so thrilled.  The beautifully musty smelling package contained a wide range of natural (occurs in nature) colored fibers.  I purchased one pound of roving from each fiber at an unbelievable price.  I highly advise using this farm for your alpaca needs.

*Please remember that your monitor calibration can make colors look different than real life.  I tried be certain these were as accurate as possible in color rendering.*

Here is what I purchased.

Natural White Alpaca Roving
White Alpaca

NOTE: This roving is the softest of all of the roving I received.  It is hard to describe just how soft this fiber actually is, but the full pound of it seemed like a giant pillow to me.

Natural Light Fawn Alpaca Roving


Natural Medium Fawn Alpaca Roving

Medium Fawn Roving

Natural Dark Fawn Alpaca Roving


Natural Dark Brown Alpaca Roving
Dark Brown Alpaca

Natural Medium Rose Grey Alpaca Roving
Medium Rose Grey Alpaca

Natural Dark Rose Grey Alpaca Roving

Dark Rose Grey Alpaca

NOTE: This roving has an amazing color but is slightly rough.  I am excited to see how it felts.

Natural Black Alpaca Roving

Black Alpaca

NOTE: This roving is the roughest of the colors of alpaca.  The darker the color of the alpaca - the rougher the roving.  I do believe this fiber is still usable for scarves and was not nearly as rough as the Romney wool fiber I have had in the past.

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