Alpaca Products For Sale.
Our four alpacas Yogi, Booboo, Ranger & D’Jango are sheared annually, usually around the beginning of June when the weather is warmer and a good few months before the cold weather returns, giving time for their fleece to grow back. We have a shearer called Scott and with his small team, the four boys are all sheared within the hour, along with a bit of pampering including nail trimming and a general check over.
The fleece is graded into two groups, 1st and 2nd and bagged accordingly. After we remove the straw and other larger bits of vegetation, the next step is off to Lilipop Mill, a small family run mill in Staffordshire, for processing.
Once the process at the Lilipop Mill begins, it takes about 3 or 4 months for the fleece to be made into yarn and a little longer for the items to be made. Well worth the wait!
1st grade fleece, from around the alpacas body is the softest and is used for hats, scarfs, shawls, snoods. 2nd grade fleece is from their legs, neck and heads and tends to be courser and shorter and is used for rug making, stuffing cushions and pillows and also making dryer balls.
Any part of their beautiful warm fleece that doesn’t make the grade does not go to waste, we like to make it into nesting material for our garden birds.
We have had some lovely items made by Lilipop Mill, all hand knitted and this year have gone with the boys fleece combined together.
Alpaca fleece is hypoallergenic no lanolin which makes it a perfect product to use.
If you would like further information on the products available or if you would like to purchase an item, please contact Claire on 07749 961 749 or by email email@example.com
Postage will be calculated and added to your order, if you are local and would like to stop by please do so.
Betws-Y-Coed, North Wales
Call 07749 961749 to book