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Scored alpaca roving

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#1 RickZieger


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 01:54 PM

Went to a Fiber Fair with my wife yesterday.   Lots of materials that tyers could use.

Wanted to get two light colors of brown that I did not have.

When they started to weight it I said that I could use a short piece that they tossed on the table.

Lay told me that it would be hard to spin.  T told her maybe on a spinning wheel, but not

on a fishing hook.   They then asked if all the weight could be in short piece and I said yes.

It was $3.50 for an ounce of each color. They said they wanted to get rid of the short pieces so I

ended up with almost 2 ounces of each color.  Then the said the charge was $5.00 and a coupe of flies

for a neighbor.



#2 rscconrad


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:42 PM

Nice. I have scored quite a few fibers that way. Angelina was my firsts find at my wife’s fiber store. Lots of other good stuff they call synthetic fibers. One of them is very similar to ep fibers

#3 jacktjl


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 03:53 PM

Nice score Rick.  It pays to keep your eyes open.  Sometimes an opportunity presents itself unexpectedly.



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