Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Use for Alpaca Fiber

Maryanne is using our alpaca and sheep roving to create pincushion that look like the Colorado rocks she sees on fishing trips. Go here to learn more.


PrairieDaisy asked yesterday about the Matilda covers that we are using on our sheep. She talks about fiber and sheep in her blog, and has an Etsy Store. First of all I need to say I feel a little presumptuous answering sheep question because we are such Newbees, but I bought our last covers from Bonnie Sutten who lives about 20 miles from us. Her site is Sheepythyme (cute, aye?) and here is the page that talks about them. I think that they come from Australia and there are only a few dealers here in the US.

Now I need to go tell Bonnie that I lifted this sheep picture from her site.


7 comments:

Prairie Daisy Handspun said...

Thanks, Maple, for the info and links! Sounds like the coats might be a good investment. :)

Lisa said...

I don't think I've ever seen a sheep coat before. Thanks for posting a picture. :)

Marianne said...

Thanks Maple! The pincushions are so fun to make...it would be a great art project for your Granddaughters too.

Marie said...

I love the wool roving pincushions. They are fantastic for sewing pins.

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

I love the pictures of your little sheep. can not wait to see the baby pictures.It is so great when you show the picture of the animal whose fibre you are working with!! Enjoy your blog so much.

Collette said...

Those pin cushions are so cute!! What a great idea. I love anything tied to the natural world:)
I need some coats for my Athena (the ewe). Maybe some day I will do that. I have seen sheep with coats and the owner lifted it for me to see and I almost fainted the fleece was so clean and perfect. It really is amazing!

Collette

Zuleika said...

Cute pin cushions! Her inspiration for them is really imaginative. I've never seen sheep wearing coats! Cool! lol

Map