I need some help. First - the llama wool (is it called wool?) is raw . Extremely raw. I've been muddling my way through it, but not very well. I took a small handful (I have over 4 pounds of fiber in a giant trashbag.) and was experimenting. Is there a certain way to clean it/wash it?
Now here is where is gets funny. I don't have carders. Or any semblance of a set. What I do have.... is this dog brush, but only one. http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2751486 I have been trying to some how sorta card it.... but........ :roflhard: I'm sure you can imagine. LOL
Obvisouly, carders are going to work better. But the problem is, I am way broke. Can you make carders? If so, can some one give me some insight on this?
Last q (I promise): What is the best way to dye llama fiber? I want to try to dye it with kool aid due to the financial straights I am in at the moment....... But is that going to work? What works best? In the Kool Aid tutorial, it says to boil the fiber or yarn. Isn't that going to make it felt?
Sorry for all the questions. Thanks for any help any one can give me!!
BTW, the fiber I washed and cleaned is GORGEOUS!!! :woot: :woohoo: :yay: My siblings have the same problem I do....... YB was watching, and was like, oh! That's pretty yarn!" "Well, um, it's actauly still fiber bro. It's not yarn yet." LOL