Ever wonder how the yarn in your gorgeous alpaca sweater or plushy alpaca socks gets off the animal? Well, wonder no more. Here is a mini-demonstration of how to shear an alpaca – focusing on the tricky head area. This lucky lady gets a new hair-do!
Sirius Alpacas raises high-quality Peruvian alpacas for their fleece, which is spun into boutique yarns, and hand made into environment-sustainable products (felted dryer balls, bird-nesting materials and more.)
JR Weber, owner of Sirius Alpacas, is a professional alpaca shearer who travels around northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania to visit farms and shear their alpacas. He usually spends about 30 minutes per animal and includes a toe trim as well.
Here is a short video that shows an Alpaca Shearing Demonstration.