As I march into a new month
I am still trying to photograph our ducks . . . sigh
My blogging friend, Teresa , shared some beautiful alpaca fiber with me that she
had just been given .
After cleaning some of the straw out of it I put a small amount of very warm water
in the washing machine . Then I added some drops of dish soap . I swished it around
and loosely put some fiber in the water . After letting the fiber rest in the water
I turned the washing machine control directly to spin .
After spinning the soapy water out , I took the fiber out of the machine .
Then I put warm water in the machine and added the soapy alpaca fiber .
I set the control back to spin and spun the rinse water out of the fiber .
Finally, I took the fiber out of the machine , and fluffed it out on a towel to dry .
I still have to process half of the fiber in the same way before I
start hand carding the fiber to prepare it for spinning .
I want to try blending the different colors together to produce a tweedy sort of yarn .
First thing Monday morning my youngest daughter , some of her friends , her future mother - in - law , my oldest
daughter and I went shopping for a wedding dress at a lovely bridal shop !
So many fabulous fabrics and designs to choose from
for a November 10th 2012 wedding !
Are you enjoying your days ?