Here is the finished scarf I laid out at Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch the Saturday before Valentine’s Day. I love how it turned out! The baby soft alpaca embellishing the soft merino wool creates a kitten soft feel to the skin!
This scarf is different on each side, as seen below, which makes it reversible.
Super fun to make! The white alpaca softens the bright colors. Works with many different brooches.
Jennifer, the owner of the Alpaca Ranch, suggested a flyer with more color; and my daughter Melanie suggested more photos of workshops on the flyer, so I came up with this. I like this flyer better with the white background because the lettering is easier to read. The flyer may not be as “pretty”, but it works.
Jennifer suggested I work on felting a scarf on Feb. 11th, while I am at her store at the ranch during her pre Valentines sale. She had already invited me to sell my scarves there on that day. She thought I might like to use my time to make a scarf while also demonstrating to customers what we will be doing at the workshop. I love the idea! If anyone wants to stop by to see the store and get in on some Valentine sales, and see my felting process at the same time, come on over to the ranch!
The brooches I sell to go with the scarves. Sometimes people buy a brooch first then design a scarf to go with the brooch they choose.
I stopped by Alpacas At Marquam Hill Ranch and met the owner, Jennifer. I visited with her about alpacas and whether their fleeces felt or not. She let me know that they do felt, but they felt better when mixed with an easy felting fiber such as merino wool. We chatted and got to know each other and decided we would collaborate on a workshop!
I bought a couple small bags of fleece and she gave me another, and I went to work. I love the results! Now we have a workshop planned at her ranch.
Here is the flyer for our workshop together (perhaps some of you can make it):