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Llama Love Rugs

Llama Love Rugs

Hairy Llamas The Ccara llama has two coats,a long coarse protective or ‘Guard’ hair that lays over a soft, downy undercoat.  Typically, we recommend that Ccara llamas are not shorn, since it takes a huge amount of energy from the llama and around two years...
Huacaya Llama vs Suri Llama

Huacaya Llama vs Suri Llama

The Suri llama looks like the most graceful creature on four legs, due the flow and flounce of its lustrous coat, but that coat comes at a price. Firstly, in a cold or wet climate, the Suri is often less able to maintain normal body temperature and certainly in parts...
More Llama Tales – Paralysis, Homeopathy and Rain

More Llama Tales – Paralysis, Homeopathy and Rain

Daily challenges are the staple foods of personal growth; we need to be challenged to grow and just like plants, if we’re not growing then we are dying.  Certainly the challenges have come thick and fast for Llamas in the Raw Sanctuary recently.  Rescuing abandoned...
The ‘How To’ of Fibre Cleaning & Processing

The ‘How To’ of Fibre Cleaning & Processing

It’s a huge leap to make from buying yarn off the shelf to processing the fibre and making your own, but like most things in life, the rewards far outweigh the effort and anyway, what would you be doing with all that time? Spinning is usually the first step to...
Long Draw Spinning – Making a Thick and Thin Art Yarn

Long Draw Spinning – Making a Thick and Thin Art Yarn

Today I’m spinning a very chunky, thick-and-thin art yarn, using long draw technique. It’s a beautiful sunny winter’s day, so I’ve dragged onto the porch, the old Indian Head spinning wheel. This Indian head spinning wheel is mounted on a cast...

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