Washing Alpaca Fiber
By Linda Kernstock, Sage Critter Alpacas
|SUDSY WASH OF FIBER IN THE MILL|
|MOVING THE WASH FROM ONE TUB TO ANOTHER|
RINSE TUB WITH FIBER IN THE MILL
The rinse tub is the same hot water, but no soap. Here we use a little tablespoon of Syntholube. This helps us keep the static down when the fibers are running through the big machines. You don’t usually need this product for home / hand spinning projects. Do NOT add conditioner to the fibers. Conditioner coats your fibers and if you are going to felt them, they will not felt correctly. In addition when you spin them, they will not hold the twist as well.