Archive for August 2012

New Alpaca Sock Display

A Wide Selection of Alpaca Socks

We are very excited about a big change in the first room of the store.  We hope it will make shopping for alpaca socks easier when you visit the farm.

We have gathered our alpaca socks from around the shop and made a “sock wall” where you can easily find our therapeutic socks, dress socks, and yoga/non-skid alpaca socks.  There was no room left for our alpaca boot socks on our new display, so they have their own space in the shop.

We have a great variety of colors and styles for both men and women.  In the shop, you’ll find the men’s socks along the left hand side of the wall and women’s along the right.  Online, you can find all of our socks here.


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Hillsville Flea Market – Labor Day Weekend

Hillsville Flea Market

When we began our alpaca farm in 2006 and opened our store, people started telling us that we should participate in the annual Labor Day flea market in Hillsville. We couldn’t imagine that our alpaca socks, sweaters and yarns would fit in with what we envisioned a flea market to be, but they assured us, “it’s not a typical flea market”. Trusting our new neighbors we signed up and set up a booth in the VFW area of the flea market. Were they ever right. We fit right in at the Hillsville Flea Market, which has everything you can imagine and many things you can’t until you see it. Over half a million people each year come to Hillsville, Virginia to shop for antiques, furniture, guns, toys, and now alpaca products.

Come by and see us for a rest and some cold water

We invite you to visit our booth at the VFW. We set up each year in spaces 503-505, row 4. From the main snack bar, we are on the row directly in front of the women’s restroom door.

Stop by our booth for a free bottle of water and to rest your feet.  We’ll have cold bottles of water available, so just ask when you come by.  We’re taking some extra chairs, so take a moment to rest your feet before you get back to walking.

This year we have some great discounts on alpaca yarns and alpaca socks.  We’ll have a selection of all our alpaca products at the flea market from hats and gloves to sweaters and coats. We also will have alpaca blankets, alpaca plush toys, and many items hand crafted from our alpacas’ fiber right here at Peaceful Heart Alpacas..

The flea market is open Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 3, Friday-Sunday from 8am-6pm and Monday 8am-4pm.  Parking is easily accessible from Highway 52 in the VFW parking lot next to Victory Way Baptist Church. To avoid traffic, we recommend coming in from exit 8 (Fancy Gap) off I-77. Exit 14 (Hillsville) gets pretty crowded.

Hope to see you there!

The farm will be open our regular hours Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 1-5pm, so be sure to stop by to see the alpacas while you are up this way.

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Fall Fiber Art Classes

We still have some spaces left in our upcoming Fall 2012 Fiber Art Classes.

This weekend, we invite you to join us for our Weaving an Alpaca Shawl on the Triangle Loom.  We still have a couple spaces open in this weekend’s class.  Come and create your own beautiful alpaca shawl.  If this weekend won’t work for you, we are offering our last weaving class of the year the weekend of October 26-28.

We have three of our most popular Wet Felting Classes coming up in September and October.  September 22, we will be wet felting one-of-a-kind hats.  October 13, we will be having our last felting classes of the year.  In the morning we will be wet felting beautiful alpaca and wool purses.  In the afternoon, we still have two spaces left in our class to create lovely felted scarves.

You can learn more about the weaving and felting classes here on our website.  We hope you can join us this fall for some creative fun and learning.

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