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AlpacaGram 8.80September 29, 2021

Donald Bowles Fiber Education Fund

Donald BowlesWe regret to announce the passing of Donald Bowles, co-creator of the FeltLOOM. In 2008, Don and his wife, Lanette Freitag, brought their needle-felting machine to market. FeltLOOM has made fabric-making techniques possible on a small scale for farmers, fiber artists, fashion designers, textile companies, universities, and corporations. We are thankful for the positive impact Don made on the alpaca community.

Lanette reached out to us to set up the Donald Bowles Fiber Education Fund in memory of Don. This fund will support programs such as the Judges’ Total Immersion Fleece Clinic and special speakers at the AOA Education and Fiber Conference.

Lanette said, "it was the alpaca community who first embraced the FeltLoom machine, and through this fund we hope to provide resources, research, and education to the alpaca community for years to come."

You may honor Don and support the alpaca fiber industry by donating to the Donald Bowles Fiber Education Fund online or send your check to:

Alpaca Owners Association
8300 Cody Dr, Ste A
Lincoln, NE 68512

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