Last night I sat at the kitchen table with a mountain of newly washed alpaca fleece in front of me. Waiting to be teased out and carefully dried.
It takes a lot of time to prepare fleece to run my experiment with alpaca fibre. I am trialling a new way of creating a sustainable textile.
However, it takes an age. And in the middle of last night with my back aching from work I’d done in the afternoon, I wondered if it was worth it.
Here’s the thing. If I don’t experiment with a new way of combining fibre and textile techniques then I’ll never know if it will work.
And I think I may be onto something. Especially with increasing awareness of the impact of man-made fibres on the environment. Plus the properties of alpaca fibre are astonishing and largely undiscovered.
This is disruption.
It takes perseverance.
And yes, it might not work.