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Making Alpaca Yarn at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

A representative of the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association demonstrates how to make yarn from alpaca wool at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Seven Springs, Pa.


kristin francoeur
10/31/2010 11:41:30 AM

Nice video! I love the alpaca yarn. We have a small fiber farm, and after using a drop spindle for a while, we went to using our own design of a saxony wheel, handmade at our woodshop in Leicester, Vermont. There is nothing more satisfying that seeing fiber come from your own land, then spin it on your own design of a wheel, then knit items for loved ones! If you're interested in seeing our wheels, our site is

m fowler
10/25/2010 6:15:16 AM

Good video. I'd like to see more on the drop-spindle. Financially, that would be the better option for those that are learning/trying. What are you doing with your completed yarns? Do you have a purchaser for them? Are you using them for your own projects?