Spinning at Lindago Farms
I spent the afternoon spinning with these ladies next to a herd of alpacas at Lindago Farms in Neenah. They had an open house today where people could come and see the animals (chickens, alpaca ...) and visit the fiber shop where they sell alpaca socks and other fiber goods.
Three wheels on display today:
In front is a Kromski (made in Poland). In the middle is a Schacht Matchless (made in Colorodo).
I brought my Louet (made in Denmark).
The lady at the end is weaving on a pin loom.
A very contented Alpaca looks on approvingly. ;-)
My friend Linda was demonstrating how to wet felt alpaca fiber.
Deb has a great activity she does with kids that allows them to experience the wonders of spinning wool into yarn. She has a hook that the kids turn manually, while she handles the yarn. They make a "woolly worm" that the kids can take home with them to use as a bookmark or a bracelet or whatever. She's a great and patient teacher. And she spins some beautiful yarn!
I got a good deal on a beautiful white batt suitable for quilting. Twin size. I even have a few finished quilt tops in mind for it. So soft -- Or I could just spin it outright. Beautiful stuff!
Linda gave each of us a ball of alpaca yarn for our time this afternoon.
Can you see the little glints of sparkle in it? Very kind of her!