Home of Crazy Quilt Handspun yarn, Animal Friendly Wool & Very Happy Sheep!

    Search Site

         View Cart

 Crazy Quilt 
Handspun Yarn

(the yarn I spin specially for you!)

Our Yarn Here & Far!


Meet the Sheep! 
--Each has a bio & photos!


New New New!!
Sponsor a Sheep!

Animal Friendly Wool & Fiber 
--Batts
--Roving

--Washed Fiber
--Dyed Fiber
--Unwashed Wool
--Alpaca/Llama Fiber
--Alpaca/Guanaco x
--Felted Fleece/Fiber


Crazy Quilt Collectibles!
(Hand-painted drop spindles & more!)

 

GIFT CERTIFICATES

OUR FARM
--Journal
--
 Archives

Things We Knit!  
(to keep you warm!)

-Hats
-Mittens/wristlets
-Scarves
-Cowls
-Shawls/Throws

FAQs
--Our Farm, Fiber &  Sheep

FLOCK GUIDE
--Sheep we sell wool for!

ORDER INFO

Home 

 

Tips: Washing Llama/Alpaca fiber
Tips: Washing Llama/Alpaca fiber

Never tried washing camelid fiber? Now's a great time to give it a go! It is a much more resilient fiber than most people think! Here is how the sheep wash camelid fiber:

WATER TEMPERATURE:I use warm water, a little warmer than luke warm - to wash camelid fiber. There is no need for blasting hot water since the fiber does not have any lanolin- as in sheep wool. With warm water, you are able to 'mess with' or move the fiber around with out worry of felting too. Yey!

SOAP:A dab of Dawn dishsoap, laundry soap, or I like to use Orvis paste soap (an animal shampoo).

Washing: Fill sink/top loading washer with warm water, soap of choice. Add the fiber, making sure it all soaks down into the soak. Let soak for about 1/2 hour, then set washer to spin.... (no agitation!)

Refill sink/washer with warm water, add fiber, let soak for 1/2 hour or so. Before you spin this out, go ahead and swish the fiber around a little, this helps loosen some of the dust those stinkers like to collect.

Repeat until you are happy with the cleanliness of the fiber.

Allow to dry and wa-la. If you plan to dye the fiber, pop into your dyepots with out drying.... just have fun! Fiber is an adventure!!

Got questions? We are just an email away- and love talking fiber..... ;0)

Price:



        
Available:




Your Cart
+ Your cart is empty

Items in cart: 0
Sub Total: $ 0.00

 Go to Cart



 

News Update

10/30/14-The sheep are so excited! We will be announcing
the new sheep sponsorship program. We would SO welcome
you into our flock! Stay tuned!

Don't forget we have wool and fiber available year round.
If you don't see what you need listed on our website,
just send an email so we can get you all set to go!

Smooches from the sheeps!

  Instagram 


Subscribe to our Email List

Subscribe
Un-Subscribe


Note: If you have problems signing up, send your email to us directly.  Sometimes Firewalls stop this program..

 

 


To purchase items or for additional information, 

please call The Ryans at (608) 966-3943
or email Jim or Sandy at ryan3@tds.net

Homestead Wool & Gift Farm Monroe, WI 53566

Copyright 2002-through-2013 ~ All Rights Reserved ~ Homestead Wool & Gift Farm

 

Index to Site
Roving-Batts |  Cleaned Fiber |  Dyed Fiber |  Unwashed Fiber |  Farm Batts |  Max Sheep |  Questions |  Dalai Llama Sheep |  Bobbi Andrew Sheep |  Horses Etc |  Painted Primitives |  Flock Guide |  updates |  handspun info |  bulky yarn |  felting fiber |  Mittens |  Hats |  Cowls |  Throws |  Scarves |  Gift Certificates |  Drop Spindles |  Socks |  Pre Felt |  yarn here far |  alpaca llama unwashed |  our dogs |  |  CQ Handknits |  Farm Photos |  How to Order |  Farm Snapshots |  FAQs Sheep |  handspun info |  FAQs Fiber |  Gift Certificates | Home
* *

 

                        Hosting Beyond The Sidewalks

admin