I can't seem to find the answer anywhere online! If it helps, I am using alpaca roving and do have a scale that measures things in grams, and my hands are average sized but I will be making the cuffs a little longer than normal. Thanks!
So, I recently aquired a bag full of beautiful auburn alpaca fiber. It has a few bits of hay and stuff stuck in it here and there, but nothing that can't be easily removed by hand. Otherwise, it is quite clean. Do I have to comb (or card? if that is the right term?) it before I use it for felting? There are some longer hairs in it, that I guess are called "guard hairs" I guess? Do I need to remove these? I am planning to use it to maka felt beret style hat. thanks in advance! I'm kind of a felting newbie ~_^