July 28, 2009

llama redux

A follow up to my May score of llama hair. I had monkeyed around with some dubbing blends right away and tied up a few patterns. Of course, my summer workload increased and with my trip to Maine looming at the end of the month, I quickly put the llama dubbing aside and forgot about it. Enter July.

llama nymphs
The initial dubbing blend consisted of some Angelina and straight llama hair. The hair naturally consisted of shorter underfur and coarser guard hairs, providing for a good mix of fibers. I think on the next go 'round, I'm gonna add some filler to the mix like some muskrat or hare underfur to add a bit more bulk. I may even opt for the synthetic route, and add some antron or it's acrylic substitute.

peacock llama nymph
pearl llama nymph
red llama nymph
brown llama nymph
Llama dubbed body, 28 gauge gold wire rib, glimmer chenille thorax, copper/tungsten bead head. Bottom rollers.

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