Hi I am new to this forum.. I raise alpacas and have lots of fleece for sale. Check out my website www.atozalpacas.com and on facebook www.facebook.com/atozalpacas
A to Z Alpacas Alberta CanadaLeslie Unruhatozalpacas@gmail.com
I hope that no one minds a little shameless self-promotion, but I have an Etsy shop where I sell clean, hand dyed fleece and locks- most specifically Targhee and Wensleydale. I also like to mix it up a bit with other types- Finnsheep, Cormo, Romney, Mohair, Alpaca, assorted cross-breeds, and various silk preparations. I also sell carded batts, and handspun art yarn and traditional yarn. I process, dye, spin and felt all of the fibers that I sell, and I'm happy to offer advice, suggestions, and help with any or all of them.
I love custom orders, and list new items nearly every weekday. Jenny Fields Fiber
Fiber art for beautiful geniuses.
We own a small alpaca farm in oberlin ohio with 22 Huacayas who all have either royal baby or baby fiber. We recently had them sheared and have high quality blankets and seconds for sale. If intersted please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i can send pics of each and prices. very reasonable pricing!
Hi Jenny! Satisfied customer here!
I am sorry, I have that ostresized herd of alpacas, both suri and huacayas and I have a variety of colors and fleeces available, prime blankets and for a quarter of the cost per pound, neck, flank, and shoulder fiber as well. I would like the folks that have listed their sheep here to send me their price lists and sheep types for my resource page or to link to my page on facebook, imaginary alpaca ranch. I belong to the black swamp spinning guild and live in northwest ohio and know many spinning friends and we like to dabble in different fleece/fibers as well. I also love to blend my alpaca with other types of wool to give it a bit more variety in the spun yarns. With 30 fleeces available annually, it is a lot to work with and I feel really guilty buying other fibers to spin, but oh, well, when you are addicted to fiber like we are.........and DYE and FELT that fireman of yours a BIG RED FIRETRUCK for Christmas this year......Cheers all. you can email me at email@example.com and I'm looking for less VM in the fleeces as I will probably send it out to be put into rovings at a mini mill in Indiana that does a good job. After all, shearing happens once or twice a year, right??
So glad you posted here - after a 10 year hiatus from Spinning, I am back at it - just got a wheel and was looking for cool fiber - I love your colors, so be looking for an order soon.
Oh, I'm so jealous!! I've been looking everywhere for some FinnSheep fleeces. Do you still have any available at your farm? If you have Dorset Down also, I'm definitely interested!
Kelly (kelly AT gothamcityfiberarts DOT com)
Mary Tucker, I was trying to reply to your post specifically - do you have any Finn fleeces left? Or Dorset Down? I'm very interested, and I live in NYC, if so. I'm fervently hoping to have my own spinning flock sometime in the next 5 years!
Kelly AT gothamcityfiberarts DOT com
I raise Navajo Churros and Babydoll Southdowns. The NC wool is great for boot socks and braided rugs.(I've used an Embellish I cord knitter and made a few fabulous rugs.See my projects on Ravelry under maguiles.) The babydoll is very soft and surprisingly does not felt at all..I've tried to make a felted sample to see if I could make slippers and no go....
Note: the Cascadia Fibershed Marketplace will be FREE to all members to join, advertise and sell. Free everything. The only requirement is that they live/work in the Cascadia bioregion. It's purpose is to strengthen regional trade and boost regional self-reliance and sustainability for shepherds, artists and the fiber community.
My RSS reader dumped a batch of postings from 2010 into my box this morning so my apologies for replying to such an old post. My suggestion for spinners is to contact their local Cooperative Extension Service. Most states in the USA have land grant colleges. These offices were set up to make sure that university research got passed to farmers, gardeners, and hobbyists in the area. One of the ways they do this is by organizing 4H clubs.
They also can help you identify people with sheep in your area. A 4H fleece may not be spotless, but they are usually taken care of quite well since they are intended to be shown. In my experience, I can purchase a fleece for the price to sheer it. When I pay a bit more, the farmers think they're cheating me and will call me back next spring. Take what the wool costs, plus processing costs, then compare it to the price of roving, and I come out ahead on the deal so everybody wins.