Spinning Alpaca Coils

the other day i got out my fabulous spinning book and the fleeces from my visit to the alpacas and set up a nice little place for learning how to spin coils on the verandah…



i carded a whole basket full of the different colours of alpaca fleece and then tried out this technique of spinning coils into the yarn when i plied it with a silk thread…



for a first try i am quite happy with it. the yarn is very soft and has some nice texture. but next time i will use a less slippery yarn then the silk for the plying and also put more coils into it.



still… i am looking forward to knitting this one up into a soft scarf with some extra thick knitting needles…


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