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Kunekune Pig: Felted Alpaca Sculpture

Kunekune Pig: Felted Alpaca Sculpture

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Kunekune Pig: Felted Alpaca Sculpture

Our brand NEW Kunekune pig is an adorable addition to our pig and farm collection!  We celebrate animals that graze on pasture, breathe fresh air, and feel sunshine on their backs. This group of lovely farm companions brings us smiles around our the world. Each animal seeks to capture the true essence its species with special attention to shape, markings, and color. Each piece is an original with slight variations due to the hand crafting pocess.

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, flat art, 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 projects.

Made using certified alpaca fiber
Natural colors and marking are emulated 
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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