A lady using the Roberta electronic spinning machine
A student learning how to spin on the Roberta Spinning Machine

Location:
Alpaca Magic

Fee:
$165

Time:
3 x 3hr lessons

Calendar:
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Bookings:
Bookings can be made via the Calendar

THEY say “you can’t spin (or felt) alpaca fibre” THEY’RE WRONG!  Not only can it be done, but it is quite easy and the results are spectacular.

You’ve probably heard that just learning to treadle is a skill in itself and, for some people quite difficult – we have the answer to that – learn to spin on our Roberta Electronic Spinners.  They are small, quiet and amazingly easy to use.

What better way to learn the ancient art of spinning than in a rural setting surrounded by the delightful animals which have provided you with their fibre?

We invite you to come and spin with the Llamas and Alpacas and enjoy your lesson time at “Alpaca Magic” learning this ancient and useful craft.

In this series of 3 workshops you will learn to spin from a raw fleece, from commercially carded (combed) fleece. You will learn to card, spin and ply, wash and skein your own alpaca and llama fibre to take home. You will be ready to begin your own spinning projects at home.

You will meet our many alpacas and llamas, inspect the fleece of both on and off these animals; learn how to select fibre that is suitable for spinning, and more importantly – what fibre to reject and why.

You will have the use of our Roberta Electronic Spinners at your class, and the opportunity to have extra practice session in between each class if you wish.

We will provide a starter pack which will include a variety of fleece for spinning, tea and coffee. Extra natural fibre and carded tops in natural & dyed colours will be available for purchase.

Wear comfortable clothes, sensible shoes. Bring a camera if you like.

This includes:

  • Sheep, Alpaca and Llama Fibre
  • Using our Roberta Electronic Spinners in class
  • Practice time in between time on the Roberta Spinner
  • Tea and coffee

Bookings essential.

For bookings, please fill out our booking form and send payment to Alpaca Magic.

Glynda and a lady spinning using the Roberta Spinning Machine at a show
A cartoon of ladies spinning alpaca and llama fibre directly from amused animals