Photo: In addition to four fiber volunteer llamas, I have a card weaving in progress (hanging from the ladder) using peacock feathers in the weft in front of my spinning wheel and a tapestry woven with drop spindle spun llama yarn hanging on the wall above a glass cylinder full of handspun skeins. I’m knitting with handspun yarn
We’ve had llamas since 1997. In 2003, I learned to spin from WSSA members Eileen Thompson and Carol Wyche and began using llama fiber in small knitting and felting projects. I used a drop spindle for about a year to be sure that I was serious enough to invest in a spinning wheel. I was – and have participated in many demonstrations and fiber events since. It’s especially fun to work with the fiber of an animal that is a family member and share these experiences with other fiberists.