Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Picking Alpaca Fleece

Rebecca spent the day picking alpaca fleece. This is the process by which tangles, matts and debris are removed from the alpaca wool prior to further processing. It is a slow, tedious and never-ending hand process, but it must be done. It is also done to sheep's wool before it is further processed. Who knew how much work goes into just making the yarn that is used in our clothing!

This is not Rebecca, but it is all I could find on picking alpaca wool.

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