Alpaca Fiber Studio & Friends

 

 

 

151 Bell St. Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Robbie Grodin (cell) 216-849-8850 (email) RGrodin1@gmail.com

www.AlpacaFiberStudio.BIZ


FIBER

The process begins each spring when the alpacas are sheared. Each April and May, I seek out friends’ farms here in Northeast Ohio who are raising the better grade of fiber. “Baby Grade” is “Grade 1, Ultra-Fine - less than 20 microns”. Next, the fleeces are skirted, sorted, and tumbled in my drive-way. Much of the fiber is sent to a family owned mill near Pittsburgh to be washed, carded and spun.

Yarn is processed into 8-10# batches. No two batches are ever the same! Fiber is then hand dyed here in Chagrin Falls (in my garage which has NOT seen a car in many years). I create color “recipes” known as colorways. 

Your creations can carry some very special “Magic”.

Hand Painted 

Alpaca Yarn

At the Studio, we specialize in locally raised, hand dyed baby alpaca yarn.  Each skein is carefully hand dyed at my home in Chagrin Falls. Using only “Baby Alpaca” I can  create very luxurious, soft yarn when it is next to your skin.  These exquisiteyarns are available for you to purchase at the Studio.

Bring your pattern for exact yardage.

Patterns are available for free with purchase.



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Alpaca, Sheep and often Goat fiber is used to make each bundle.  Yarn skeins of Alpaca, Wool, and Mohair are color co-ordinate and often dyed together establishing a color direction.  Don't hesitate to add fiber from your stash to make fanciful wearables for yourself or a gift.

You can “create” your handmade, unique piece with a variety of texture and color…..it’s like painting with yarn.

Let your next project begin with magic!



Silk
Hand Dyed silk gauze and sari silk are availible to purchase for your nuno felts.  These difficult to find silks are what is used at the studio every day. It is very difficult to purchase silk ovef the internet, until you know what you are buying.  Because we sell what our working inventory, you can purchase the same amazing silks for your work, at affordable prices.
Nuno Felt Supplies
When coming to a class, we have the supplies you forgot, cannot find, or would like to have ready when you arrive.  Bubble wrap, painters plastic, felting needles, ties, pool noodles, etc. are all availible for you at reasonable prices.

ALSO………

-Natural Color batts, roving and yarn from the "girls".  There are wonderful natural colors to blend with my hand dyed alpaca as your accent.  This year many colorways include those natural alpaca colors to pull together your project.  

 

 



Fiber Batts
We carry fine merino and "Baby" grade alpaca batts.  At the Studio you can match the color of your fiber to your silk for your nuno felt project. 
Silk and Wool Embellishments
We affectionately refer to these as "Toys" to play with in nuno felt.....silk roving, silk throwsters waste, silk cocoons, silk carrier rods, wool nepps, wool lochs, silk fabric scraps, sari silk roving, etc.  Most are hand dyed, many are natural.  They create a dimension in your hand crafted pieces that begon tp take it up to an artistic level.