The Alpaca Shop specializes in alpaca clothing and accessories including
ladies and men's hats, scarves, headbands, fingered & finger-less gloves,
and ladies driving gloves. We also sell yarn from our alpacas for your knitting projects.
Below is a very popular blended Alpaca
Sweater, both versatile and practical. It has two side pockets for style and
convenience. 70% Alpaca-30% Acrylic.
Colors in stock include Denim, Black, Ivory, Gingersnap, and Plum.
One Size fits most, also in size XL.
THE ALPACA SHOP FALL AND WINTER HOURS
The Shop is always open on "Open Farm Event" weekends. Other times as follows:
October: Open Saturdays - 11:00 a.m. 'til 4:00 p.m.
November: Open Saturdays -- 11:00 a.m. 'til 4:00 p.m. Open Friday 11/24, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
December 1st thru December 23rd: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. 'til 4:00 p.m. Other times, call for an appointment.
January: Open Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. 'til 4:00 p.m. each day.
February: Open Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. 'til 4:00 p.m. each day.
What is Alpaca Fiber?
Where does it come from?
What does it feel like?
Does it keep me warm? Does it absorb moisture?
Is it the same as wool?
If I am allergic to wool, would I be allergic to Alpaca fiber?
A Brief Instroduction - Soft as cashmere and warmer, lighter and stronger than wool, alpaca fiber comes in 22 natural colors. Alpacas are shorn in the spring for their wonderful fleece. This cashmere-like fleece, once reserved for Incan royalty, is now enjoyed by spinners and weavers around the world.
Softness and visual texture - The fiber, soft to the touch, and with excellent appearance and natural luster, gives garments unsurpassed drape, elegance and style.
Thermal insulation and moisture-absorbing properties - The fiber is a thermal insulator and absorbs ambient humidity, thus affording greater protection and comfort in a variety of climates. The alpaca hair follicle has air pockets, which add to the insulation properties. Alpaca fiber is not wool. It is understood that it is many times warmer than wool. Wool comes from sheep; Alpaca fiber comes from an Alpaca. If you are allergic to wool, you will NOT be allergic to Alpaca fiber because there are no chemicals added to the processing of Alpaca fiber. The fiber is washed in hair shampoo.
Now it is time for you to enjoy this incredible fiber, and carry on the exchange between the ancestral Incan culture and the modern world.
The Alpaca Shop has a selection of alpaca yarn in skeins of 110 yards in dyed
colors, and 100 and 200 yard skeins in all natural colors.
We have fleece seconds for sale for crafters @ $.75 an ounce.
The above is from our own herd.
We offer a wide selection of various Alpaca products:
Fine alpaca shawls
As well as, luxurious stuffed animals for that unique gift that you won’t find anywhere else!