Alpaca Fiber Pathway in my Garden
All I have to do is wet felt all of it. That, my friends is going to be a lot of work. The fiber needs to be felted, so it doesn't end up all over the yard on a windy day. that would really be a mess.
I'm only using thirds, This is fiber that most people throw away. It's shorn from the animals lower legs, belly and around the butt. Plus, I have a few years worth as I've been saving it for just this type of occasion. You know the old saying, "waste not, want not".
My next step will be to put some water, soap and a little vinegar in a bottle to spray the fiber. Then, I'll do a little dance all over it to rub and mat it together.
The two photos below show how the Mongolian people felt large pieces.
They either beat the fiber to death with
sticks or wrap it and drag it behind a
horse, turning it several times.