Yesterday I went to watch alpaca sheared. I've previously watched sheep shearing, but never alpaca. Very interesting. It was so hot I felt sorry for the crew and for that matter for the alpaca. I can't help but wonder if they are cooler without the fiber on them.
Of course I fell in love with the fiber, in particular a very dark brown, a white and a maple color. I'm sure that the fiber will have to be graded and whatever before it is priced, but I might try to be first in line.
On September 7, I am spinning at Granby Open Farm days at the alpaca farm. I am hoping to get and process at least a white fleece for my demo.