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Yearly Archives: 2014

A White Christmas?

Written on December 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm, by

It’s really more than a little cold when seeing to the Alpacas at the moment and a few mornings Burwash Manor has been rendered into a sparkly festive scene with thick frost. It’s definitely the time of year to indulge … Read More

2015 Workshop Dates!

Written on December 11, 2014 at 9:34 pm, by

As the deadlines for Christmas posting loom ever closer, we’ve noticed a flurry of activity around the workshops too. Have you discovered our Alpaca experience days yet? They would be the perfect unusual Christmas gift for crafters in your life … Read More

New Yarn Arrives

Written on December 4, 2014 at 12:13 pm, by

On these dark winter nights, what better than to feel the comforting slide of our fabulous alpaca yarn slipping through your fingers?  Your mind is focused, you feel a meditative state come over you as you create another fantastic garment.  … Read More

Customer projects from Harrrogate

Written on December 2, 2014 at 5:38 pm, by

At the end of November we went to Harrogate and had a fabulous time as always. We really enjoyed our new stand in the Textile Gallery and hope to be there again next year.
What was absolutely amazing this year was … Read More

How long is a piece of yarn?

Written on November 28, 2014 at 8:35 pm, by

This week we have focused a lot on our patterns over on Facebook and Twitter and to round it off we are running a 10% discount on all Ravelry downloads from today until the end Of Monday the 1st of … Read More

Purl Alpaca Designs- Where to Find Us

Written on November 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm, by

Here at Purl Alpaca Designs, we are committed to sharing high quality products that really does take you from field to fashion. What does that mean? For us it means working with local breeders to help produce the highest grade … Read More

Guardian Angel

Written on November 17, 2014 at 9:17 am, by

The lovely people who attended our knitting evening on 22nd September, might remember Juno had let herself out the field and was casually grazing on the grass verge that adjoins the carpark at Burwash Manor.  Much amuzement followed when in … Read More

5 Knitting Kits Perfect for Gifting and Making This Christmas

Written on November 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm, by

We are so excited! We just sent out the newsletter with a special code for 15% off our knitting kits because we know that this time of year how popular these can be for gifting and making. To help you decide which … Read More

An Icon for Elena

Written on November 7, 2014 at 11:20 pm, by

Remember our knitting workshop in May this year? We had a fabulous time with a lovely bunch of ladies. Elena chose to start on the Icon dress and today we got an email form her to say she has finished … Read More

Purl Alpaca Designs goes on overseas adventures

Written on November 6, 2014 at 1:16 pm, by

It has happened! Purl Alpaca Designs is now officially an international company. Sure, we have been sending post to the far flung corners of the worlds for years already but this was the first time we moved our van, stock … Read More

From Brighton to Dublin

Written on October 29, 2014 at 9:40 pm, by

Purl Alpaca Designs have just landed in Dublin. For the first time ever we have left the shores of the UK behind and headed overseas. Over the Irish Sea, to be precise.
Kari-Helene’s journey started in stunning sunshine in Brighton Tuesday … Read More

Errata to Venus Coat v.1 Oct 2014

Written on October 23, 2014 at 4:32 pm, by

We have had to rework the numbers on the Venus Coat to make sure the ribbing at the shoulders match beautifully in all sizes. There are changes in the top half of the coat only, so if you have already … Read More