Exotics Fiber Information

This collection of URLs is maintained in an effort to make information available to the textile community.

If you would like to have a site listed, please send email to: Rosemary Brock


All about Alpacas, their Fiber and More
This site, from Blue Moon Alpacas, discusses alpaca fiber.

All about Alpaca Fiber
This site, from the Thetis Island Alpaca Ranch, discusses alpacas.

Alpaca Fiber
This site, from the AlpacaNet, discusses alpaca.

"Alpaca Fiber from the Textile Point of View" by Mike Safley
From Northwest Alpacas, talks about alpaca fiber.

Alpaca Lore
This site, from LlamaWeb, discusses alpacas (an endangered species).

Andean Camelids
This site, from Vicente Goyzueta, provides information on the llama, alpaca, vicuna, and guanaco.

Camel Lore
This site, from LlamaWeb, discusses camels (the ship of the desert).

Cat Hair
Louise O'Donnell's second part of her HGA C.O.E. was on spinning cat hair.

Custom Dog Hair Spinning
This site, from Dry Creek Junction, discusses spinning dog hair.

Discover Llamas
This site, from Melodie Hill, introduces you to llamas.

The $5,000 Cashmere Sweater
From William Loughborough, a story of what can come from giving a child a cashmere sweater.

Fiber Evaluation
This site, from the folks at Llamapaedia, talks about the llama fiber.

Fiber of the Gods
This site, from Avalon Farm Alpacas, discusses alpaca fiber.

Fleece Evaluation
This site, from the folks at Llamapaedia, helps you to evaluate llama fleece.

Guanaco Lore
This site, from LlamaWeb, discusses guanaco (an endangered species).

"Horsehair as a Textile" by Kerstin Froberg
At the ANWG site, an article about this often-overlooked fiber.

An Interview with Expert Bolivian Wool Sorter Miguel Azucena
From the Tillman Llamas site, an interview with a llama/alpacas wool sorter (go to the articles area).

Llama Fiber Grading
This site, from the folks at Llamapaedia, shows a judging or classing standards for llama.

Llama Question & Answer Page
This site, from Mountain Lehman Llamas, answers various questions and has photos of the four members of the llama family.

Llama Shearing
This site, from the folks at Llamapaedia, explains the llama shearing process.

LookChina
This company sells silk, cashmere, yak, and goat hair from China.

"No, They Are Not Baby Llamas..." by Kerry Brehan
This site, from the Alpaca Association of Western Washington, is an informative article on alpacas.

Pashmina's Story
Freom the Pashmina Plus site, information on this super-soft fiber.

"The Role of Crimp in the Textile Process " by Mike Safley
From Northwest Alpacas, an article about crimp and its value.

Secrets of the Alpaca Mummies
The Discover site has information on these Incan alpacas.

Spinning the Hair of the Dog
This site, from the Edmonton Weavers Guild, gives directions for spinning dog hair.

Shahtoosh - The Fiber of the Gods
This site, from Royal Cashmere, describes a finer grade of cashmere.

Shearing Llamas
This site, from Melodie Hill, shows a wonderful photo of a wet llama (and look at the connection to the llamas in children's wading pools).

"Steel Yarn Macrogauze" by Peter Collingwood
Peter writes about his experience working with steel yarn.

Turn Wolf Fur into Yarn
Jerilyn Monroe demonstrates how she turns her Wolfdog's fur into yarn.

Vicuna Lore
This site, from LlamaWeb, discusses vicuna (an endangered species).

"Yarns spun with memories of good dogs" by Miki Collins
From the News-Miner Heartland magazine, this article talks about spinning dog hair of loved animals.


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