Knitting Sheep: Felted Alpaca Knitting Club

$29.00

This knitting club is ready to create, chat, and knit away together. Sold individually.

handcrafted

 

 

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What is a Knitting Sheep: Felted Alpaca Sculpture?

Knitting Sheep: Felted Alpaca Sculpture.

Our Knitting Sheep is a NEW member of our Farm Animal collection. While she knits and enjoys the friends in her knitting circle, she also provides a pin cushion on the ball of yarn that she sits on

Each figure seeks to capture the true essence of its species with special attention to shape, markings, and color. Our expert needle felters have years of expertise in this craft, and continue to create each with artistic pride. Due to the hand crafting process, each piece is unique with slight variations.                                     

What Is Alpaca Fiber? 

Considered once a gift from the gods and the most important relic of the history of the Incas.

These animals are known as camelids since they are similar to camels, and alpacas are native to South America.

There are two breeds of this four-legged animal: the Huacaya alpaca and the Suri alpaca.

The types of fiber derived from each of these types of alpacas are equally prized for different reasons, fiber derived from alpacas can be either heavy or light depending on how it is spun, which means that it is ideal for a number of different kinds of garments.

Compared to sheep wool, alpaca wool is considerably softer, and it is also more durable.

About needle felting? 

Needle felting is a dry felting method using either wool or alpaca as we do.  It is quick and easy, and inexpensive, requiring very few tools and taking up very little space.

You can needle felt when you have just a few spare minutes or for hours on end we at Lanart offer both Knitting Sheep: Felted Alpaca Sculpture as a finished sculpture and needle felting kits, please call us at 877 alpacas or click here 

  • Made using alpaca fiber
  • Artistically handcrafted by Grupo de Madres
  • Fair Trade from Peru
  • Finished with a loop for hanging

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