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Yearly Archives: 2015

Proudly presenting – The Journey Collection!

Written on September 24, 2015 at 8:23 pm, by

We have just received the edited images back from our photographer and we are so excited we can’t wait to share it with you! We think the garments and the images are truly beautiful and really hope you do too!
Online … Read More

What a busy week we’ve had – workshop, Hochanda TV and The Permanent Pop Up!

Written on September 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm, by

Last week was frantic – this is the reason why you have not heard from us in a little while. It all started off with last week’s poorly alpaca baby. Luckily Lorelle has made a full recovery and is bouncing … Read More

A story of a poorly baby alpaca, lovely people and scary injections.

Written on September 12, 2015 at 8:26 pm, by

This week, Tracy has had to face her fears and has learned to give injections.  It’s amazing what you can do if you have to!  Her reluctant step into nursing was a surprise for us all.
On Friday 4th September, Tracy … Read More

Annual photo shoot for Purl Alpaca Designs

Written on September 2, 2015 at 6:54 pm, by

We have just returned from a fabulous day spent at the Kent and East Sussex Railways. We chose this location for it’s vintage trains and atmosphere, and it did not disappoint. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the trains … Read More

Knitting the first big garment – one giant step or easy peasy?

Written on August 25, 2015 at 4:41 pm, by

You’ve knitted the wrist warmers and the hats and everyone and their uncle got a hand knitted scarf for Christmas. Now what? Are you ready for the big step into garment making? Fear not. It does not have to be … Read More

And last but not least – Beauty gives birth to a stunning cria!

Written on August 24, 2015 at 12:04 pm, by

On Friday Beauty decided she didn’t want to be the last one standing and gave birth to a lovely little girl! We’ve now had 7 babies this year; 6 girls and 1 boy. They are all healthy, all births but … Read More

Finally we have a boy! Happy gives birth to a beautiful white alpaca boy.

Written on August 20, 2015 at 11:09 am, by

We are so happy to announce that Happy is a mum! Yesterday Tracy got the call from Burwash Manor and headed straight for the farm. When she got there the little boy was already born and looking good, so no … Read More

What’s in a name? A baby alpaca born with blue eyes!

Written on August 14, 2015 at 2:16 pm, by

Our latest edition has just arrived and she is a lovely little alpaca – Mother is Diana and Father is George.

Linatra with mum, Diana

She was born two weeks early and immediately caused a flurry of activity.  A visitor to Burwash … Read More

Substituition time – how to use our yarn for other projects!

Written on July 25, 2015 at 11:03 pm, by

We are frequently asked how our yarn compares to others and how they will knit up using other patterns. There isn’t really a straight forward answer to this one, but we will try give you some guidelines to make it … Read More

Getting ready for the snuggly season – alpaca yarn in autumn shades!

Written on July 23, 2015 at 8:46 pm, by

We’re thinking woolly blankets, hot chocolate, a roaring fireplace, autumn leaves, shiny, wet tarmac, rain storms and of course; knitting! All the things you need for a cosy and relaxed evening in. Those evenings aren’t quite here yet, thank goodness … Read More

Where we are off to next – events in July, August and September 2015

Written on July 16, 2015 at 11:42 am, by

July is already well underway and we have hardly noticed! We are busy with alpacas, babies and designing and time really flies! These summer months are the quieter of the year for us but we still have a few things … Read More

Knitting for beginners – our 5 favourites for those just starting out!

Written on July 10, 2015 at 12:13 pm, by

So many times we hear stories of people learning to knit making a scarf and then giving up half way through. Kari-Helene is not a fan of teaching knitting by making scarves. It may appear like a good place to … Read More