Tracy has owned alpacas since September 2007 and has been running Purl Alpaca Designs since October 2008. In August 2017, we opened our first shop at the alpaca farm and welcome visitors between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. Then between 6.00 and 7.00 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Our exclusive range of garments enhance your natural shape and are a joy to make and wear.
Tracy has had a varied career including actress, legal assistant, recruitment consultant, business development manager and proprietor of a candle factory. You can see her making candles at YouTube. After selling her business, she work at the National Grid; after being made redundant, she decided to go to university to study for a degree. Tracy commuted for the first year, then moved to Cambridge in 2004 and graduated in 2006 with a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Communication Studies.
We are very environmentally aware and actively trying to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible. Our latest skeins are from our own herd of alpacas and those belonging to Dawn French only 10 minutes drive away. The fibre itself is, of course, a totally natural product and keeping alpacas is a very low carbon enterprise. Our spinning is carried out by Two Rivers Mill in Dorset and we source our packaging material from sustainable development providers.