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Did you know that you can intentionally melt alpaca fibers and create just about anything you can imagine? Did you know that you can also earn some money?
Let's take a look at the three ways to felt alpaca. It is felted wet. This process requires nothing more than a little alpaca fiber, soap, warm water and some friction.
The second method is dry felting. In this process, the fibers are entangled with a special spiked needle, a foam pad and an alpaca fleece.
The third method uses wet felt after knitting or crocheting alpaca yarn. This is called knitting or crocheting felt. You make your knitted or crocheted piece and then throw it in a washing machine with some soap to felt it. This type of felt has slowly become very popular.
What can you achieve with these felting methods for alpaca fibers? As already mentioned, you can do almost everything. With the wet felt method, you can make hats, scarves, vests, dresses ... at will. With this felt method you can even make fantastic jewelry.
With the dry felt method you can create 3D projects. You can use alpaca fleece to create animals, dolls, flowers, etc. You can use the fiber to "paint" on flat felt pieces to create wall hangings by using tints as you would on a canvas.
Whatever you can knit or crochet with alpaca yarn, you can felt in the washing machine. Purses, scarves and hats are ideal for projects.
You can melt alpaca fibers for fun or sell your projects. eBay is a great place to sell your handmade items. Locally look for a small business that may be interested in carrying your items. Show your work to the people. Word of mouth is spreading when creating high quality, unique items. Soon a local following of buyers will demand your creations.
The best thing about using alpaca for felting is that you get an incredibly soft, warm, lightweight and durable product. If you use alpaca fleece instead of sheep & # 39; Wool, you have less "prick factor". Most people who can not carry sheep & # 39; Wool, can wear alpaca.
Try out all three alpaca fiber felting methods to find the one that best suits your talents and desires. Felting is fun, cheap and you can really unleash your creative juices. For relaxing and possibly profitable times, something felt like fiber!