With Apologies to Paul Simon: There Must Be Fifty Ways to Sell Your Fiber!

“She said it grieves me so to see you in such pain
I wish there was something I could do to make you smile again
I said, I appreciate that, but would you please explain about the fifty ways.”

~ Paul Simon, 1975

Who Buys Raw Fiber

  • Hand Spinners (for spinning)
  • Doll Makers (for hair)
  • Fly Fishermen (for tying flies)
  • Hand Crafters (for pillow stuffing)
  • Felters (for felting)
  • Nurseries (for mulch)
  • Costumers (for theatrical costume use)
  • Pet Stores (for animal beds)
  • Other alpaca breeders (for resale)
  • People who visit your ranch

Who Buys Slightly Processed Fiber

  • Knitters and Crocheters (working from roving)
  • Hand Spinners (for spinning)
  • Hat Makers
  • Quilters (for batting)
  • Felters (for felting)
  • Other alpaca breeders (for resale)
  • People who visit your ranch

Who Buys Fiber Processed into Yarn

  • Knitters and Crocheters
  • Rug Hookers
  • Weavers
  • Embroidery and Needle Arts Practitioners
  • Beaders (for beading projects)
  • Retail Yarn Shops
  • Retail Craft Supply Stores
  • Retail Yarn & Crafts Catalogs/Web Sites
  • Other alpaca breeders (for resale)
  • People who visit your ranch

Who Buys Fiber Processed into Fabric

  • Fashion Designers
  • Interior Designers
  • Those who sew at home
  • Rug Braiders
  • Quilters
  • Retail Fabric Stores
  • Other Alpaca Breeders (for resale)
  • People who visit your ranch

Who Buys Fiber Processed into Clothing/Toys/Interior Decorator Items

  • Individuals (Parents, Spouses, Grandparents, Employees, Colleagues, Friends)
  • Fashion Boutiques
  • Camping/Outdoor Stores
  • Ski Shops
  • Baby stores
  • Hand Crafts Malls (consignment)
  • Interior Design Shops
  • Toy Stores
  • Hat Shops
  • Saddlers (saddle blankets)
  • Art Galleries (hand crafted artworks)
  • Tie Shops
  • Bed and Breakfasts (for decorating rooms)
  • Restaurants/Hotels (interior design)
  • Other Alpaca Breeders (for re-sale)
  • People who visit your ranch
© Deb Hill
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