March 1st-5th of 2023 kicks off the very first Daedalus Fly-In retreat! We will have 9 vendors and we’ll be featuring each vendor over the next several weeks on our Instagram and Facebook page. Over the past two weeks we have been featuring Elizabeth of Spotted Circus.
Spotted Circus is a small alpaca farm located in Freedom, Indiana. They have an elite herd that produces mainly dark and gray fleeces with extreme consistency and fineness. In addition to selling their own flock's fleeces they also sell fleeces for one of the top show alpaca herds in the US. The fleeces are vacuumed and blown out prior to shearing to help minimize debris and they are selected specifically to be easy for hand spinners to process. At the moment their fleece inventory is low but shearing will take place at the end of May so there will be more fleeces available then.
In addition to fleeces like this gorgeous one they also have gorgeous braids of fiber like these braids of Stained Glass Merino(2 shades of 21 micron merino and a thin ribbon or firestar nylon) and this braid of Rambouillet.
Elizabeth has a Magpie with both flyers so she can do anything from spinning her own alpaca for sweaters to spinning Teeswater locks from her ram Ramses.
If you'd like to find out more information about Spotted Circus check out the following links. Website
Stay tuned for our next vendor feature which will be Hipstrings!