Thursday, July 21, 2011
I just made my first skein of llama wool. It's a longer process than usual because llamas are double coated animals.
If you look closely, you can see fuzzy down and longer guard hairs. These need to be separated.
I just hold a clump of wool and pull the guard hairs out.
The coarse hairs can be used for rugs or even ropes. The soft down can be spun as is, or blended with another fiber.