I am on a Felt Lovin’ Craze!
Elizabeth Carls has some fabulous felting tutorials on her blog. Both for needle felting beads (above) and for wet felting beads as well. She is a super talented crafter and blogger you will have to check her out if you don’t already know her.
I recently got back some of our alpaca fiber that we had sent to be processed into felt sheets. These sheets can be used for needle felt backings or for sewing or a variety of other crafting purposes. We had them processed with sheep’s wool for a blend of 30% wool and 70% alpaca. The result is that they feel TO DIE FOR! I used 2nds and 3rds, aka neck and leg fiber.
**Lesson Learned: The white has noticeable debris in it. I can’t tell if it’s because my white animals are just the messiest on the farm (Murphy’s Law), or if it shows up the most, or what. I have a few guesses. The main one is that my white alpacas are my finest one and so most things stick to the finest fibered alpacas. (Think velcro)