According to subsequent online posts, the alpaca was being driven to Coatbridge high school. Students there acknowledge their craft class will soon feature alpaca wool-making. The process is time consuming and labor intensive but not difficult. The mastering of the spinning wheel remains the most challenging part besides the sheering. Making your own wool garments and warm blankets may prove to be a useful craft in the days to come. While some countries remain major alpaca blanket exporters, expect local artisans in other parts of the world taking up making items to make up for shortages.