I’ve been going to write a post for quite some time, maybe even do a video, on cleaning suri alpaca fiber for doll wigs. This morning I ran across the following video on that very topic, and it is using some of our own suri fiber! To be more specific, it is white fiber from an alpaca named Miss Miami. Credit goes to Beth Alvarez, whose YouTube channel is Lomi’s Playground. If you do a search for “alpaca” on her channel, you can see all the videos Beth has made on using alpaca for doll wigs.
In each of our pastures, there is a bare spot where our alpacas like to roll. It must really feel good, but they do get very dusty. The suri fiber we sell gets tumbled which helps get out much of the dust, then rinsed multiple times. As you can see in the video, there still is some muddy water when washing it again. Each step of the processing is a step towards cleaner fiber.
This is our sweet Miss Miami, though we have sold her and she no longer lives on our farm. We were visiting our son in college at Miami University, when Miss Miami was born, hence the reason for her name!
And this is her beautiful fiber!
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