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Spinning Luxury Fibers Volume 2: Camelids Video Download

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Access more than 140 video courses (including this one) with a Long Thread Media All Access subscription, bringing you up close to experts in spinning, weaving, needleworking, felting, and dyeing. View Spinning Luxury Fibers on our streaming platform.

Judith MacKenzie will show you how to spin alpaca yarn, suri alpaca, camel, and more in this spinning video workshop. Using her deep knowledge of these fibers, she not only will give you great spinning techniques, but will enlighten you with facts about fiber characteristics.

In this video, Judith MacKenzie covers:

  • An introduction, history, and fabric characteristics of camelid fiber.
  • A basic overview of the various fibers and characteristics including huacaya alpaca, suri alpaca, llama, camel, and paco-vicuña.
  • Spinning alpaca fibers and alpaca blends, including in depth discussion of the fiber characteristics, preparation, spinning techniques, and the best fibers to blend with alpaca.
  • Spinning camel, including an in depth look at fiber characteristics and spinning techniques.

Please note–this is one part of Spinning Luxury Fibers. If you've already purchased either the full video download or the DVD you will already have this segment. If you do not have the full version, please be aware that this is a standalone workshop and you will not miss any crucial information if you do not purchase the other two parts to the full series.

Author/Designer: Judith Mackenzie