Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Nekkid Goats

Twice a year I get rewarded with beautiful curly fiber from my sweet fiber goats.  Up first for their cuts were the angoras.  Billy, Chessie, and Annie worked hard growing beautifully soft and curly fiber.  They were quite upset and spent a week or so trying to figure out who these "new" goats were..... Silly creatures did not even recognize each other.

Above is a photo of Billy, one of my angoras in the middle of shearing, look at that shine!

The Pygora's are still little imps, so they were much quicker to shear.  They are still as cute as ever even though they have no hair.
Here is a close up of some of their curls.

Now all I need to do is get it washed up so I can create something wonderful with their fiber!

The alpacas are due to get sheared in April, and I cannot wait to get my hands on their fiber again, it was stellar last year and is looking just as prime again this year!

On a professional note, I will be teaching wet felting and nuno felting at SAFF again this year.  I will be posting more later about the specific classes.  I loved the experience last year and am thrilled to have the chance to do it again.  :)