I made it through another alpaca shearing with no injuries. It was at Thunder Mountain Alpaca Ranch, Hereford, AZ. The weather was perfect, the animals were calm and cooperative, and Lisa, the owner, had all the workers lined up and ready to go.
Here’s an alpaca before shearing.
I have a new project started. I’m trying rug hooking with yarn. It’s another way to use my hand spun yarn. I’ve always liked the look of primitive hooked rugs.
Last month, I also took an art class “Learning to Draw with Charcoal” at Cochise College, our local community college. It’s through their Life Learning Center. I wanted to learn to draw more of my own designs for tapestry weaving. I’ll never become “Grandma Moses”, but it was fun and I’m going to keep at it.