Visiting a local alpaca farm!

While trying to figure out holiday gifts for friends and family, I noticed a friend from a gardening class that I took a few years ago, Linda Clark, was advertising her homemade wool products made from her own pet alpacas.  I was initially interested in her alpaca wool and catnip mouse cat toys, but when I stopped by her open house, I was able to cross a few more people off my gift list.  Linda had alpaca and sheep’s wool felted scarves and cat toys, and she had some friends over who had made knitted scarves and felted soaps with the alpaca wool as well.  I picked out a few gifts, and then Linda gave me a quick demonstration of how she turns the alpaca wool into felt, and then takes that felt and molds it into felt hats.  Check it out!

 

Hand felting demonstration:

 

How Linda makes her felt hats:

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