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Fibery Fun Weekend

June 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - June 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm


Do you want to know how to get started processing your own alpaca fleece? Have a fleece, but don’t know where to start? This class is for you! Learn how to take a raw fleece, right off the animal, skirt it, wash it, dye it, card it and blend it with value added fibers to achieve a desired end product!

The talented and experienced teacher Elizabeth Taylor of Spottedcircus Alpacas & Llama will be back again this year!

Elizabeth is a spin off judge for AOA (Alpaca Owners Association Inc.) and she is a Master Fiber Classer. She sorts fiber for ACOA (Alpaca Coalition of America) and large alpaca farms across the country. She also runs a successful Etsy shop.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn skills passed on from a master!

Day 1: Learn how to select an ideal alpaca fleece for hand processing.

Wash and dye an alpaca fleece.

Learn how to dye other value added fibers (such as bamboo).

Day 2: Learn how to use a drum carder and card the alpaca fleece and other dyed fibers from Day 1.

How to sell and market your products will also be shared!

*8:30am-4pm both days

*Lunch will be provided both days

*Cost is $175 for the weekend.
Save by bringing a friend! Cost is $150 each for 2 or more.

*A tour of our ranch + meet the alpacas is included!

This is a pay to attend event


June 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am
June 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
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Rolling Oak Alpaca Ranch
1335 Hall Church Road
Makanda, IL 62958 United States
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