Knitting

Selection of fiber according to the quality of fleeces
Handmade yarning with distaff
Yarning
Knitting needle
Knitting finger puppets
Washing in warm water
Drying up

Alpaca fiber products

Artisans work with:
Alpaca fiber 100% natural handmade yarn
or 100% alpaga woolen yarn processed 100% alpaca (spun industrially by Michell or IncaTops)

Production process
Few artisans are engaged in this task full time, most of us spinning or knitting in their free time.

Handmade yarn:
Alpaca yarn selection Separating fleeces by quality and colors.
Yarning: After removing impurities, wool is yarn in a manual spinning wheel or with pedal. Each color is separately yarn.
Crooked: Two yarns of the same color come together and twist with a wooden distaff, so the thread is stronger and can not break.
Assembly: Hanks made about 1/2 Kg. ..
Washing: The hank is washed with water to remove grease and dirt.
Natural Dyeing: Craftswomen dye white yarn with natural dyes for yarns of different colors (Colors are uniques and can not be homogeneous to a large order of garments).

Knitting: Knitting is mainly by hand using chopsticks or circular needles. From 2014, artisans can produce certain garments with knitting machine (Each association of artisan owns a knitting machine).

Finishes: Proceed to cut and hide all wires protruding into the joints of the parties. Washing, drying and ironing of the garment.