Fiber Arts Friday – Using a Drum Carder (Video)

One thing I know my readers love is drum carders. (If you don’t love you some drum carding – click here for a baby alpaca being cute). When I saw this video from my friend Mary from Acres Wild Alpacas I knew I had to share it with you. Here Mary shows you how to card fiber with an electric drum carder. Mary is partial to “crazy batts” (as am I.) Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It’s really making me want one of these…

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This weekend I am at SAFF (Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair) in Asheville, NC. Today I am taking a class called “Painting with Wool”. Doesn’t that sound romantic? I will be taking pictures and posting them on Alpaca Farmgirl on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and eventually – here.

Now it’s time to hear what you fiber divas have been up to – Share your fiber adventures below in the Fiber Arts Friday Blog Carnival.

Fiber Arts Friday Blog Carnival!

To participate:

  1. Add the permalink to a specific blog post that features something Fiber Art related, rather than your general blog address and not your Etsy store. (Please DO put a link in your blog post that takes us to your store though.)
  2. Link back to Fiber Arts Friday from your post so that your readers can come and see everyone else’s projects! Use the button or a text link to http://www.alpacafarmgirl.com.
  3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and leave comments! That’s what helps us all connect!

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Gearing Up for AOBA & World Alpaca Conference

Colt McCoy

Colt McCoy

This week I’m gearing up for the National Alpaca Conference and Show. This year AOBA (Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association) is hosting the Second Annual World Alpaca Conference in Cleveland, Ohio June 3-7. It is to be held at the I-X Center and will include an International Fleece Show, National Halter Show, Fiber Arts Competition, Vendors, Fashion Show, the Annual AOBA Auction, and much more. It’s like Disney World for Alpacas Lovers!

Yours truly will be attending this fabulous event where I’ll be blogging & Tweeting. My usual Twitter name is @AlpacaFarmgirl. For this event I will be switching over to @AlpacasLive. If you would like to follow along with what’s happening at the Conference, just keep visiting this site and follow on Twitter for live updates and TwitPics. They say there is wireless internet access throughout the venue, and it is my intention to do interactive LIVE blogging during the Auction. If you have questions you should be able to login and ask me. I will do my best to post prices as we go.

Now – to skirt my fleeces to go to the fleece show and halter train Colt McCoy to get him ready. Yes, I am that much of a procrastinator! Sponsorships still available for Blog Coverage of next week’s events. Advertisers will receive excellent coverage as this event will have a full year’s “shelf life”. Contact me at katy (at ) alpacafarmgirl.com for more information.