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Yearly Archives: 2011

Knit and Natter

Written on October 20, 2011 at 9:15 am, by

The wonderful weather was perfect for our second workshop at Anglesey Abbey.  As well as our lovely ladies, we were joined by Colin, a highly accomplished knitter who is working his way through both Geronimo and Drambuie.  Other projects included … Read More

Fashion in the Fields of Houghton Hall Alpaca Farm

Written on September 18, 2011 at 1:07 pm, by

September the 1st had been booked for months for the annual Purl Alpaca photoshoot. For weeks before the big day the weather was not very good to say the least, and Kari-Helene was keeping a close eye on the forecast. … Read More

Open Day on the alpaca farm 29/08/11

Written on September 13, 2011 at 9:32 pm, by

On the bank holiday Monday in August we packed all the Purl Alpaca exhibition equipment and set of to Houghton Hall in Huntingdon to participate on their open day. Tracy had taken the initiative to the day and was feeling … Read More

Purl Alpaca Designs – back on the small screen

Written on August 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm, by

We are very happy that we are building a strong relationship with Create and Craft TV and we are very lucky to be having a regular monthly show now.  It is proving a great way to meet new customers and … Read More

The ‘Ahhhh’ Factor

Written on July 30, 2011 at 10:03 am, by

Here is Duchess with her new cria, Havanna – the title says it all!

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Fun at Fibre East

Written on July 30, 2011 at 9:30 am, by

The Purl Team had the opportunity to exhibit at Fibre East in Bedfordshire, at a festival to celebrate fibre and crafts in East Anglia.  The faithful Bessie (the van), was loaded with all our stuff, plus some extras.  Tracy packed … Read More

Purl Alpaca at Knit Nation

Written on July 20, 2011 at 4:02 pm, by

Last weekend the Purl team attended Knit Nation at Imperial College, London. It was only the second year of Knit Nation and we had heard good stuff about the first, so we wanted to be part of the fun!So Tracy … Read More

OPEN DAY – COME AND MEET THE ALPACAS

Written on July 6, 2011 at 7:56 am, by

We invite you to join us for our first event of this kind!

AT THE AWARD WINNING HOUGHTON HALL ALPACA FARM

A FIELD TO FASHION EXPERIENCE

on

29th August 2011 (Bank Holiday Monday)

10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.
 

Meet the alpacas who have given … Read More

Rare Indeed – Alpaca Twins!

Written on June 30, 2011 at 9:55 am, by

Alpacas rarely have twins and when they do, the survival rate is extremely low.  So, although they’re only 2 weeks old, Cagney and Lacey are beautiful exceptions to this rule.  There’s not much space in the womb, so initially they were a … Read More

Cute Crias

Written on June 30, 2011 at 9:51 am, by

Yes it’s that time of year again when all our hopes for new crias start to be realised!  Dusty was first to give birth but unfortunately, her little cria was severly disabled and so had to be euthanised.  This is … Read More

Dirty pleasures!

Written on June 21, 2011 at 8:14 am, by

The lovely Purl Girls Fiona and Bronwen volunteered to come up to the farm to help Tracy skirt a few of our new alpaca fleeces over the last lovely, sunny weekend.  There they were, stuck in a barn, watching the building … Read More

The Purl Girls’ day out

Written on June 16, 2011 at 10:04 am, by

Fiona and Bronwen Richards are part of our team of knitters and whilst Tracy and Kari-Helene were busy with a workshop they took the Purl Alpaca concept on a little outing to the Environmental Curriculum Centre Open Day on the … Read More