Posts tagged alpaca fiber

Ian Watt Talks Alpaca Fleece – Part 2

Mariann Marsh, Founder of Alpaca Social interviews alpaca expert Ian Watt, of Alpaca Consulting Services USA, former President of the Australian Alpaca Association. Listen to this audio/video to hear Ian’s secrets for breeding for exceptional alpaca fleece. In this interview he talks about how you can tell if a young male  has herdsire potential. He [...]

Ian Watt Talks Alpaca Fleece – Part 1

Mariann Marsh, Founder of Alpaca Social interviews alpaca expert Ian Watt, of Alpaca Consulting Services USA, former President of the Australian Alpaca Association. Listen to this audio/video to hear Ian’s secrets for breeding for exceptional alpaca fleece. In this interview he shares how to feed your male alpacas for less $, how many years you [...]

Testing Begins to Confirm Alpaca Fiber Characteristics

Emailed to the AOBA membership April 30, 2009: Currently, many claims are made in the marketing of alpaca fiber and fiber products. Terms such as “warmer/stronger than wool”, “soft as cashmere”, “wicking abilities”, non-flammable” and “hypoallergenic” are often used to compare alpaca to other fibers and their products.  To address this AOBA is taking a [...]

Field Trip to Yocom-McColl: Interpreting that Histogram Report

Written by Melinda Cook, originally published on her blog, The Pacablogger. Remember those field trips during your old school days? The excitement of going somewhere new, a day not sitting behind a desk, the chance perhaps to eat lunch out, getting your permission slip signed? I loved them way back when and still do. In [...]

International Year of Natural Fibers 2009

The United Nations designates International Years to draw attention to major issues and to encourage international action to address concerns.  The objectives of the International Year of Natural Fibres 2009 include: 1.    Raising awareness and stimulating demand for natural fibers and improving  the lives of those growing natural fibers. 2.    Encouraging innovations in natural fibers [...]



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