Well, I honestly don't love the actual shearing, but I sure do like the home-grown llama fiber. At this point, the possibilities for what that fiber may become seem endless. A good soaking in warm water and Eucalan wool wash is the first step. (any mild soap like Dove for dishes or Dr Bronner's will do, I just happen to have a big bottle of Eucalan, and I like the way it smells) Then when it's dry, I sometimes spin it right off the pile. It can also be carded, combed, blended with other fibers, or felted.