Fiber Arts Friday - Diversify

Welcome Fiber Arts Friday and Crafty Friday followers.

If you haven’t figured out from last week’s FAF title I have fiber arts ADD.  I am always trying to figure out other ways of using my alpaca fiber and here are this week’s results.  I’m going to let the photos do all the talking.

Loop reins out of DHA alpaca fiber

Loop Reins Close-up

Bamboo/Merino blend - finished spinning!

Bamboo/Merino - 133yds finished

Bamboo/Merino - bracelet from plying leftovers

Skinny Scarf - From Bamboo/Merino

Alpaca "Hemp Style" necklace with wood beads

Brown/Ivory Alpaca cord bracelet with center bead

I’m sure the question will come up on how I’m making the bracelets and necklaces.  I have a rope machine and I’m actually making really thin rope(cord) and then making knot jewelry like you would if working with hemp.   Check out Youtube and search for “how to make hemp necklace” and it’ll walk you through the steps.   If you have the ability to make cord this is a great way to use up all those 6-10 foot scrap peices of yarn!

The Skinny Scarf pattern I found on Ravelry. 

I actually finished 3 different loops reins with various patterns and have another 3 twisted but needing the knots to be finished.

Not to toot my own horn but I did seriously do all of these this week!  No clue how I did that with a full time job, farm chores, exercising horses, a wedding, a funeral and canning 15lbs of tomatoes.

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