Alpacas’ function in this world is to produce fiber to be used in many different products. Our alpacas produce bags of fiber every year that we have processed into yarn and other finished products that we sell at Fairs and out of our home. Some of our products are shown below.
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Sammy’s Champion fleece Galaxy’s Champion fleece
We show our fleeces in order to get a judge’s view on the quality. Cracklin Rosie was our last blue ribbon winner for her fleece – her second one in two years! The first time she won, she was at the halter show, so she herself, as well as the fleece, got photographed.
‘New Hampshire Made’ Yarn
Our show-winning fleeces are almost always part of the clip that we send to a mini-mill to be made into yarn. Much of our yarn is ‘New Hampshire Made’. The animals are raised and sheared in New Hampshire and we use Sallie’s Fen Fiber Mill in Barrington NH to make the yarn. The yarn is generally 3-ply worsted weight, sold in 4 oz skeins of around 200 yards. We also produce some bulky weight yarns. We blend some of it into tweeds and twists, generally the brown with fawns and whites. We sell the yarn out of our home and at fairs and fiber events. Some of it is shown below. I dye some of the lighter colored yarns as well as the twists.
I also crochet a limited amount of items using our own yarn. I love to produce cowl scarves, hats, mittens and fingerless mitts. A pair of fingerless gloves and a couple of cowls that I’ve made are shown below. The pictures can’t show how soft they are!
American and Peruvian Made Products
Some of our fleeces are sent to the New England Alpaca Fiber Pool (NEAFP) in exchange for finished products like socks, scarves, gloves and hats – all made in the USA. We also supplement our supply of products with Peruvian-made items.
Scarves, gloves from Neafp Socks from Neafp & Peru
Teddy bears & hats from Peru Stuffed lions & ponies from Peru
Our inventory varies with the season. Email us if there is anything you see here or if you have seen us at a Fair and want to know what we have in stock. If you are looking for dyed yarn, I can always dye to order.