Jackie Armiger
Walter Kozachek
61 White Pine Road
Chesterfield, NJ 08515
(609) 324-0080

JKArmiger@aol.com


Handmade Products       March 2005

Designed and Handmade by Jackie Armiger!

 

To my friends, customers and viewers:
 

To date most of my hand made items have been unique and one of a kind.  Items can be reproduced or approximated, and of course made with variations.  Below are some examples. 

Please feel free to call or E-mail to discuss what is available or what you are interested in. Producing hand made items is a side business, more a hobby, for me as an offshoot from breeding and raising alpacas. And, most items are a labor of love.

                                                  Hope you appreciate the pictures,

                                                  Sincerely,

                                                  Jackie Armiger
                                                  March 2005

 

Jesse’s Rug
Hand-woven with Handspun 100% Alpaca Yarn
(can be reproduced - Gift to my Son Value $100)

Unique in design!

Jesse’s Rug was made to be used as a throw rug, although he hung it on the wall as artwork. It is thick, soft to the foot and durable, made from Alpaca neck and belly fiber. The maroon yarn is natural brown alpaca yarn overdyed with Kool-Aid, which blends well with the natural beige and brown yarns. The beige yarn is thick lofty handspun from Jewell’s fiber, one of our males. The brown and maroon yarns are strong three-ply handspun of medium weight from Arana’s fiber, one of our females.
  • Length - 29 inches with fringe, by 18 inches wide. Weight is 15 ounces.
  • Finished with four strand flat braids handmade from the warp ends.
  • The sides of the rug are a tight plain weave producing a flat sturdy edge, while the center of the rug is a form of basket weave for a loftier feel. The ends are a tighter alternating basket weave for strength.
  • Wash and rinse by hand in warm water – do not agitate. Squeeze dry, Or use machine gentle spin. Dry flat on towel for a while, then hang to air-dry.

 

Armani Scarf

Luxurious and pretty!

 

Gift to my daughter

Value $75
Fawn 100% Handspun Alpaca Yarn

 

Hand-woven
This dressy scarf has a lacy look of elegance and hangs with a soft drape. The feel is baby soft providing warmth for cold weather, while the loose weave allows the scarf to breath, making it suitable as an accessory. It is loosely hand-woven with a plain weave background of light fawn, while the colored yarn floats over and under alternating groups of four weft strands of light fawn. A few rows of twill weave finish each end. The fringe is made up of 17 hand twisted groups of warp ends, measuring a little over three inches at each end of the scarf.

Stripes are variegated blue & brown thick lofty yarn made from purchased sheep wool, which was manufactured to look like handspun.

  • Can be reproduced, feel free to request variations.

  • Width - 9 inches.

  • Length - 59 inches including fringe.

  • Weight - 4 ounces.

  • Background color is natural variegated light fawn fine alpaca fiber from our male – “Armani,” which was handspun into a tight two-ply lightweight yarn. 

  • Stripes are variegated blue & brown thick lofty yarn made from purchased sheep wool, which was manufactured to look like handspun.

  • Wash & rinse by hand in warm water – do not agitate. Squeeze out water. Dry flat on towel, then hang to air-dry.

 

     
 


Estella’s Scarves

Sport Scarf   Sold   Value - $50 
Hand-woven with Handspun 100% Alpaca Yarn
Light and sporty!
This scarf is practical for a man, woman or child and sporty in look and feel, worn inside or outside a jacket.

  • Can be reproduced, feel free to request variations.
  • Width - 6 inches, Length - 48 inches plus 1” fringe.
  • Weight - 3 ounces. 
  • Variegated two-ply yarn, handspun from dark fawn prime fiber from our female – “Estella.”
  • Single ply natural beige yarn from our male, “Jewell,” plied with single ply Estella yarn into a fancy knotted yarn, and then used for the sport stripe.
  • The body of the scarf is plain weave with twilled ends encasing a twilled sport stripe. 
  • The fringe is made up of warp ends tied in groups of three and trimmed to one inch at each end of scarf.
  • Wash & rinse by hand in warm water – do not agitate. Squeeze out water. Dry flat on towel, then hang to air-dry.

 

 
Dressy Scarf  
Sold Value   - $60 
Hand-woven with Handspun 100% Alpaca Yarn
Light and Dressy!
This scarf has a delicate drape for a soft and pretty look.
 

  • Can be reproduced, feel free to request variations.
  • Width - 7 inches, Length - 58 inches plus 4” fringe.
  • Weight - 4 ounces. 
  • Same yarn as scarf above.
  • The body of the scarf is plain weave with twill ends.
  • Twill bands encase the fancy yarn in plain weave. 
  • The fringe is made up of warp ends tied in groups of four and trimmed to four inches at each end of scarf.
  • The scarf has a vertical stripe of fancy yarn down each side.
  • Wash & rinse by hand in warm water – do not agitate. Squeeze out water. Dry flat on towel, then hang to air-dry.

 

Cradle Blanket 
Gift to my grandson Value $225
Hand-woven with Handspun 100% Alpaca Yarn

A true labor of love!

This baby blanket was designed for use in an antique cradle, which measures 12” wide and 40” long, while doubling as a receiving blanket. It has the hint of the Hudson Bay look in the striped design of natural fiber shades. Made for a boy, it is neat and cozy, without being cute. And, of course the blanket is extremely soft, keeping baby warm and cozy.
 
  • Can be reproduced, feel free to request variations.
  • Width - 23 inches.
  • Length - 36 inches.
  • Weight – 1 lb, 2 ounces.
  • Natural Colors from our alpacas, bay black from “Mumsie”, light fawn from “Armani” and beige from “Jewell. 
  • Fiber was carded, and then handspun into a fluffy two-ply lightweight yarn.
     


Above view shows finished underside.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above view shows blanket folded in quarters.

  • Blanket is hand-woven with plain weave at each end and a twill pattern in the center. Sides are the lucky result of a plain weave threading on the loom heddles combined with the twill treadling for the center, which produced another lovely twill.
  • The ends were finished with about 8 rows knitted from crochet loops attached directly onto the woven blanket end. Last knitted row was sewn onto the under side with the same black yarn, producing a finished binding for the ends.
  • Hand washing suggested in warm water. Agitation should be minimized, as it will produce felting. Squeeze out water or spin dry in a washing machine. Dry flat on towel, then hang to air-dry.

     

 

Baby Booties
Gift to my grandson Value - $50
Knitted with handspun 100% alpaca yarn.

Who says a first knitting project has to be simple!

These booties are soft and warm, the size of large new born to 6 month old, although, my friend and knitting teacher was able to stretch them onto her 16 month old son. This was my first knitting project in over 30 years, with previous experience limited to two scarves for High School boyfriends. These booties were created with minor variations from a pattern by Carole Barenys, “Two Needle Baby Booties.” 

  • Can be reproduced, feel free to request variations.

  • Width - 2 inches.

  • Length - 3 ˝ inches.

  • Weight – 1 ounce.

  • Natural Light Fawn color, prime blanket, extra fine fleece from our alpaca, “Armani. 

  • Fiber was carded, and then handspun into a two-ply lightweight yarn.Knitted with size #2 needles into a concave type piece, which is then seamed down the back of the heel, and down the middle of the sole to the toe, which forms the bootie shape.

  • The ties were crocheted from light brown handspun yarn from the neck & belly fiber from a young alpaca, “Claudia.”

  • Hand washing suggested in warm water. Squeeze and dry upright on towel or upside down over bottles.

 


Felt Purses

Beautiful and Fashionable Alpaca Purses!

Full Size Plain
Sold Value $35

 

Smaller Size
Inlaid Face Design
Sold Value $35

Wet felted 100% Alpaca

Both purses were made from raw fiber carded into batts, which were hand felted into a solid 3-D shape using hot water and ivory liquid in a traditional wet felt method. Worked fiber with hands and a wooden spoon to form shape. 

Inlays (right) were made with cutouts from a flat piece of beige hand felted alpaca. Also on back.

Handles were made from handspun alpaca yarn braided into a cord, which was threaded through holes in the sides of the purses, with yarn ends braided back into the main handle. The handles were lightly wet felted with a toothbrush. 
 

Made from coarse, as well as neck & belly fiber.
(Moderately soft to touch)
Weight -- 5 ounces

 

Made from brown neck & belly fiber.
(Soft to touch)
Weight -- 3 ounces

  • Can be reproduced, feel free to request variations. Price will vary depending upon what is involved.
  • Standard full size purse of neck & belly fiber, plain with no decoration - $45
  • Standard full size purse of coarser fibers, plain with no decoration - $35
  • Standard size is about 10” wide and 8” deep. About 5 ounces of fiber.
  • Standard shoulder strap/handle hangs about 16” (3 feet in length).
  • Can be made with prime blanket fiber, price will increase.
  • Depending on size and variations (see some below) price will vary.
  • Can be made with a braided yarn clasp with wooden beads or a felted toggle.
  • Can be made with inlay patterns or yarn stitching for decoration.
  • Handles can be tied through sides of purse with loose ends or wooden beads attached to hanging ends.
 

Key Fobs 
A few in stock – Price - $5 each 
Handmade with Handspun 100% Alpaca Yarn
Useful and fun!

Makes a great gift.
 

  • Feel free to request other colors.
  • Braided handspun yarn in natural colors.  
  • Lengths vary from 5 to 6 inches.
  • Key ring size varies. 
  • Washable.

 

 
   
 
Hat & Mittens
Value  $90
Handknit, Handspun 100% Natural Alpaca
Baby Grade Fiber, Very Soft and Warm!
 
I fashioned and knit this set of hat and mittens for myself and have used them all winter.  They provided a lot of warmth, with the mittens keeping my fingers toasty when temperatures were in the teens!  The hat is done with a "Shaker" knit stitch, which was also used for parts of the mittens. The mittens were an experiment with changing stitch and color patterns for a varied effect, while still complementing the hat.  Natural color fiber was provided by alpacas named "Mumsie," bay black, and "Armani," light fawn. 
 
(These items can be reproduced, feel free to ask for variations)
(Hat weighs 2 1/2 ounces, Mittens weigh 2 ounces each)
 

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