Yesterday I attended the 14th annual sheep and fiber festival at the Hunterdon County fairgrounds. I believe it was a small festival...but it was vey exciting. I am so happy that i took this journey! The animals were so beautiful and i got to talk with so many friendly people who owned the animals. I met Bob Wolfe who breeds llamas...he has a business which you can find on line http://www.sprucelane.com/ . I spent some time with bob and 3 of his llama .....he really loves and takes care of these beauties....this was apparent in their soft shiny coats. I bought a couple of bags of their wool...its straight ..soft.and silky!! This will make the perfect "straight" doll hair!!
I also bought Alpaca hair which is also soo soft and silky but with a little tiny kink to it....its beautiful!!! this came from a very cute charming woman that owns a farm you can find at http://www.desaifarms.net/ !
I also bought a just cut fleece from a grey jacob ewe named Hannah..they even gave me her picture!!! but i actually dont know what i got myself into...just that it looked so different...i had to have it!!! when i got it home...ugh!!! its filthy greasy...poopy...and its not silky doll hair...it might be some type of "wooly animal hair...i guess i have to start making animals!!! ha! i will search the internet to see what i'm into.....
The last thing that i got was a "drop spindle".... a little hand held wooden tool that you can spin roving into yarn.........very cool...this company was http://www.eklectikaknits.com/