Wednesday, February 4, 2009

North Star Alpaca and Copperpot

There should have be a warning before just throwing these pictures on-line...fiber porn alert or something . The first to pictures are alpaca(cutest animals ever and some of the softest fiber I have ever touched . This stuff is just amazing and this Etsy seller through in two free ounces because she thought I needed to balance it out with a lighter color...she was right . She also included a lovely bag of lavender to keep out the moths, very nice surprise opening the sweat smelling box.

The second picture is also from North Star Alpaca...some lovely locks . They did have a tiny bit of VM but easy to fix that and they will look so cute on the furbies...ooops. Gave the surprise away.

The third picture is of a skinned furbie . I went through a "phase" of collecting these a few years ago and never liked the fake fur on them so....I figured out how to skin them and now I just need to figure out how to give them a nicer skin . I'm going to directions for these. One is cute and cuddly with a Romney wool felted tightly for a base and then gently felting the layers of alpaca with a final few locks randomly placed for a bit more textural interest . The second kind, I am going to go a bit wilder with the sculpting and color . I'm thinking dragons, aliens...things with long tails, horns, wings....I want these to have brighter colors and will probably use the fiber from Copperpot .

The last picture is some amazing blends from Copperpot on Etsy . I love the way she blends this Merino, it's a pleasure to the eye and the hand . Honestly, my camera doesn't do it justice .

Just to mention, I do want to feature some other fiber artists in the future . I was so busy needle felting the past few weeks that I forgot to give credit to some of the women who I have been buying fiber from and they really deserve it . I will go back through my stock and get some pictures and names of some of them in the near future .

In the mean time. It is back to work for me tomorrow and more felting while the women I care for are sleeping . Not a bad job and they haven't complained about the needle felting noise, so that's a blessing .
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  1. Oh no! fiber porn. Yes my tonque is hanging out, my hear is racing.

  2. Duh! also ment to say, the furbies ideas are grand. Go for it.

  3. It's so much fun to see what happens to my alpacas' fiber - or should I say, what's going to happen to it. Thanks for the kind words.

  4. I just thought I'd let you know I blogged about your Woolies. :) Thought you might enjoy the read.

    Thanks for sharing them! I've been looking at them for a while now and they're so cool!



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