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Welcome to Petlyn Fibre Products

Petlyn Fibre Products & Petlyn Park Alpacas is a family owned and run business. In 1999 we purchased our property and we bought our first two girls, Pearl and Monica before moving! It was Julie’s love of the fibre and interest in learning to process our own fleeces which took us on a search to find the appropriate tools needed. After finding it very difficult to obtain combs and other fibre processing items in Australia we embarked on a 18 month research and trial time to create our own. We manufacture all of our own products, except for felting needles which are imported.

We now run a mostly commercial herd of 200 coloured alpacas, though we have enjoyed success in the show ring many times. We offer a range of quality stud male services at very reasonable rates, animal sales, friendly advice and after sales service and shearing.

Our farm is open to visitors by appointment, so please feel free to contact us.

 

Some fibre (wool) combing information:
Combing wool by using an ordinary comb or a special wool comb is a skill as old as spinning wool itself. The goal is to have the fibres lying parallel and aligned by length. The spun result is a worsted or semi worsted smooth yarn. The vegetable matter, second cuts etc are trapped between the rows of the combs and are easily removed.

The different size and pitch (number of rows) of the tines relates to the type of fibre being used and its length. The standard style combs are primarily for your stronger, longer fibres and the fine is for your low micron fibres. You can process stronger fibres on the fine combs, you just can’t do as much at a time due to resistance. Combing fine fibres on the standard style combs is not very successful as the tines are spaced too far apart to effectively trap the waste and shorter fibres.

Once combed, use a diz to draw the fibres off the comb. This creates a roving of even fibres and diameter that is guaranteed to spin like butter.

 

Contact Us:
Petlyn Fibre Products & Petlyn Park Alpacas
Julie and Joe Hofer
‘Petlyn Park’, 122 Bungowannah Road, Jindera NSW 2642 Australia
Phone: +61 (0)2 6026 3835, Mobile: 0411 025834 
Email: fibreproducts@petlyn.com.au

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