A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 295,103
Currently Running With Scissors:
491 Guests and 11 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: I Have Lamas and a spinning wheel!!  (Read 448 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
nerdyknitts
« on: May 19, 2013 10:02:18 PM »

So, like I said, I have a spinning wheel and access to 2 large, mean as shit, Lamas. Damn if im not gonna spin me some lama yarn! At least attempt to. ruling out a swift and smelly demise via lama spit to the brain, how should i go about preparing the fibers? should i wash the wool on the lama? or wait till its sheared off? I've never attempted to  prepare my own wool and idk much about it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
nikschaf
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1061
Joined: 30-Mar-2009


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013 01:10:52 PM »

Congratulations!  What fun -- if smelly, dangerous fun!

I'm not too sure about Llama fleece.  I thought they had a double coat, with outer guard hairs that might be scratchy, and a soft undercoat.  I think I remember reading that Llama needs to be combed to remove the long guard hairs.  I'm not sure if you'd need to wash it first, or if you can just get by with shaking the dust out of it.  With alpaca you don't really need to wash it first, and I'm guessing the undercoat of Llama would be the same.  Can anyone chime in?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Do Candy Stick Nail Art
How to Do Fairy Lights Nail Art
How to Apply Vintage-Style Party Makeup
Makeup Mistakes That Age You
Beauty Tricks for Beautiful Photos
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Fairy Garden
CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos: 30th Birthday Tattoo
April 17, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.