Archive for July 2011

Knitting with Alpaca – Classes this week

We have two fun classes coming up this week.

On Friday, July 29, from 10am-12pm we are having one of our quick and easy knitting loom classes.  Come and join us to learn to create an alpaca scarf using a knitting loom.  No experience or fiber art skills necessary.  For more information, click here.

Saturday we will be working on the second square of the Great American Afghan.  Pictured here is the first square we worked on, knit by Carol Dixon with one of our alpaca yarns.  We will be starting on a new square this Saturday from 1-5pm, so feel free to join us even if you didn’t participate in the first class.  This knitting class is an intermediate level class and we will be focusing on learning to cable knit and read patterns and charts.  We had a great time in our first session.  We hope you can join us on Saturday.  For more information, click here.

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Pictures from our Wet Felting Classes

Felted Purse and Scarf Created by Amanda Bishop

We had a wonderful time this weekend during the first classes of our Fun with Felting series.  Each purse, scarf and hat was beautiful and wonderfully unique.  You can see pictures of the creative process and finished products on our Facebook page at  You can see the pictures without being a part of Facebook, but if you are on Facebook, Like our page to receive news from the farm.

We have more fun Fiber Art classes coming up soon. This Friday, we are having a knitting loom class. Learn to create a lovely alpaca scarf on July 29 from 10am-12pm.  This Saturday, July 30, we will be having an intermediate knitting class, working on a square from the Great American Afghan.  Learn or practice cable knit stitches and intermediate knitting skills as we work on a square for a soft and warm alpaca afghan.

August 12-14, we will be offering our popular Weaving an Alpaca Shawl on the Triangle Loom class.  Then August 20, we will be having the next classes in our Fun with Felt series: Felting Vases, Wine Woozies and Wall Hangings.

Felted Wall Hanging

Felted Vase and Wine Woozy

There are still spaces in all our classes. Contact us for more information. You can sign up online, by phone or in person.

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Fun with Felt – Fiber Art Classes with Alpaca

Our Fun with Felt series starts this Saturday. We have three great classes scheduled this weekend, and invite you to join us for one or more. Last year we offered the same classes and had so much fun, that some of the participants are returning to take the classes again.

On Saturday, July 23 from 8:30-12, we will be wet felting purses. That afternoon, from 1-4pm we will be felting scarves. For those staying for both classes, lunch will be provided between the classes at no additional charge.

Sunday, July 24, we will spend the day wet felting incredible, one-of-a-kind hats. The class will be from 8am-5pm. Lunch will be provided.

Join us for these great opportunities to learn and create with alpaca fiber, wool, warm water and soap. No fiber art experience is required, and no knitting is involved. You can register online, by phone, or at the farm.

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Great American Aran Afghan

July 16 class

We had a great first class for the Great American Aran Afghan on Saturday, July 16. Everyone had a good time learning new stitches and how to read patterns and charts. It was a challenging first square, but everyone completed the first round of the pattern before the end of the class and was beginning to see how lovely the square will be.

We will be working on a different square on Saturday, July 30 from 1-5pm. We invite all knitters to join us for this fun class. You should know the basics of knitting (knit, purl, cast-on) to participate. Contact us if you’d like to sign-up.

July 30 Class

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New Alpaca Socks Just Arrived

Alpaca Bamboo Active Socks

We have new styles of alpaca socks perfect for summer wear!

These new lightweight alpaca socks are blended with bamboo in a sporty style. They come in a range of colors and sizes. You will love wearing them with your tennis shoes this summer.

Alpaca Casuals - City Sock

We also have added to our stock a lightweight trouser sock of blended alpaca and pima cotton. Check out the 3 colors and 3 sizes available in these comfortable natural fiber socks.

Alpaca Copper Crew

The third new style of alpaca sock we now have in stock is an all natural, undyed alpaca fiber combined with organic cotton and a small amount of copper for a warm crew, style alpaca sock.

These socks all come from a company in Maine that works with Fair Trade Companies in Peru.

We continue to carry our other Fair Trade Certified alpaca socks: our popular therapeutic alpaca socks for men and women as well as the alpaca boot socks that have our name along the bottom. See our website for these and other sock styles.

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