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Craft scene: Spinning alpaca hair into wool

Fiber artist Donna Trunk uses a spinning wheel

Fiber artist Donna Trunk uses a spinning wheel to spin alpaca hair into wool in her Shoreham home. (April 26, 2010) Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Do you ever think about where the wool in your favorite sweater or coat came from? It might have started on the back of an adorable alpaca. Check out Donna Trunk's alpaca named Fitzroy at her Shoreham home. She's a fiber artist and uses a spinning wheel to turn alpaca hair into wool for a variety of different items. (Click here to read more about Fitzroy and find a video on him and Donna Trunk.)

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