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Monarch Butterfly: Alpaca Fiber Sculpture

Monarch Butterfly: Alpaca Fiber Sculpture

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Monarch Butterfly Felted Alpaca Sculpture


Our Monarch Butterfly is made in deliciously soft alpaca fiber with special attention to shape, markings, and colors. Our expert needle felters have years of expertise in this craft. Due to the hand crafting process, each piece is original with slight variations. We finish the each one with a loop for hanging or she may flutter about in her new home.

The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable and well studied butterflies on the planet. Its orange wings are laced with black lines and bordered with white dots. Famous for their seasonal migration, millions of monarchs migrate from the United States and Canada south to California and Mexico for the winter. (nationalgeographic.com/monarch-butterfly)

What Is Alpaca Fiber? 


Alpaca was once considered a gift from the gods and the most important relic of Incan history. Alpacas are in the camelid family, sharing the most genetic material with the vicuña. They are one of the four South American camelids. 

The two breeds of alpacas are: the Huacaya and the Suri. The types of fiber harvested from each of these breeds are equally prized for different reasons. Fiber derived from alpacas varies in weight depending on how it is spun, making it ideal for a number of different kinds of products. Compared to sheep’s wool, alpaca fiber is considerably softer, and more durable.

About Needle Felting


Needle felting is a dry felting method typically using wool with its barbs that felt quickly and easily. However, we use alpaca for a softer and more artistic effect. Our crafters have mastered this art form and now use this media for sculptures, "paintings", and clothing embellishments.   

Fiber artists can needle felt for a few moments or for days at a time. This relaxing craft is now available to everyone. We offer both finished sculptures and needle felting kits. Please call us at 877-Alpacas (877-257-2228) or click here for more info on DIY and other felting projects.

  • Made using certified alpaca fiber
  • Artistically handcrafted in-house by our experts
  • Kits include detailed steps and pictures for projects 
  • Finished products are always Fair Trade from Peru
     
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