Camelid Fibers

Llama, Alpaca, Guanaco, vicuna, and yes, Camel. Information on these animals, their fiber and spinning tips & techniques.

Grades of Alpaca fleece star[offsite link]
General information on fleece grades and a table giving micron count by grade.

Judging Alpaca fibers from Delhpi Farms star[offsite link]
An in depth article on judging alpaca fleece.

Llama Organization star[offsite link]
Home page of Llama Organization. Loads of info on Llamas

New England Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association star[offsite link]
Great article on spinning alpaca fibers plus information on breeding for fibers and fiber processing.

Preparing Suri Fiber to Spin star
Suri llamas and alpacas are a sight to behold, here is how to keep their fiber from becoming a nightmare!

Rocky Mountain Llama Assn. star[offsite link]

Selecting an Alpaca Fleece star
How to select an alpaca fleece

Selecting Huacaya Alpaca Fleece star
How to select Huacaya alpaca fleeces for hand spinning.

Shearing Alpacas star
Shearing day! A brief description of what it takes to organize shearing day for a small herd.

Suri Llama Association star[offsite link]
This site has an excellent description of Suri Llama fiber.

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