I am Jean Field. I have a small herd of Alpacas that I breed and spin their fleece. I sell their raw fleece and spun yarn at craft fairs and agricultural shows. I also hand dye alpaca both in the raw form and after spinning into yarn. I go by the name of Fleecewitch.
I am a member of the Devon Guild. I used to be a ballet dancer (in a former younger life) and used to teach. Now I teach spinning and fibre sorting to alpaca farmers.
Have recently developed a passion for knitting shawls. My friend, Eirwen, from Knitwitches, swopped me some laceweight cashmere for handspun baby alpaca. She warned me shawls would become addictive - she was right! I am currently knitting the golden nugget shawl from Elann.com in handspun alpacas - a section from each of my herd members. Hope to finish it in time for Wonderwool in Wales in April.