Tag Archives: alpaca farm
There’s always one that gives you headaches and sleepless nights. For me it was Shadow, not only the alpaca, but this design. It’s been a long time in the creative process, but I’m happy that I persevered. Made in our … Read More
I thought that new knitters would like something easy to make and so came up with this really simple to knit top. Flattering, understated and by layering, not just for the summer. Made in my new worsted spun yarn, this … Read More
This cable and lace top is so versatile in how it can be worn to create a different look as well as going over practically anything from a swimsuit to evening dress. It is made using my gorgeous worsted spun … Read More
I’m just adding the finishing touches to my new collection being launched at the end of this month.
Firstly Ophelia – designed as a two-piece ensemble, made using my gorgeous worsted spun yarn. At 270m per 100g, it goes a long … Read More
Tracy C asked me to put her Mdina together and this is what I did. On receiving her jacket back, Tracy said “It looks stunning, thank you so much, worth every penny”. I really enjoy finishing things off and making … Read More
I got bored. I used laundry bags and the washing machine….
I did use 2nd grade fleece to test this
And it is lovely and clean
These two rolled and, conceptually, maybe a forerunner of a draught excluder; however, in the meantime, does … Read More
All my fleeces have now been skirted; this is when all the rough edges and second cuts are removed, debris is taken out and the remainder is weighed. I usually bag colours and staple lengths together so that it is … Read More
Bit shocking this programme, but the reason I’m mentioning it here is because of acrylic fibres being made of plastic. The programme showed how these fibres shed and are launched into the air we breathe and that there isn’t any … Read More
The alpacas have been sheared and for the first time, I’ve decided to hand prepare the fleece. The reason is that I want this batch to be woollen spun into our Medium yarn and Paul at Halifax Spinning needs washed … Read More
Here are the dates for the next few months, either book online or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the register:
20th July 2019
10th August 2019
14th September 2019
5th October 2019
16th November 2019
7th December 2019
Tracy and the alpacas are looking forward to … Read More
Had a hectic week last week, with a workshop, event, shearing and a photoshoot for my latest creation, which I think I’m calling Milo.
I don’t mean to brag, but I’m really proud of this jumper!
Roger King took the photographs and … Read More
Yes it’s that time of year again when the ‘fluffies’ become ‘baldies’ and I start to grade my annual harvest of fibre. I’m really impressed by how fine many of my animals are, even though older.
The first fleece of … Read More