Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! May the New Year bring peace and happiness to all of you! We would like to thank you, our loyal customers, amazing staff and all our suppliers. A salute to all of those who keep The Alpaca Loom and it’s animals going every day, who laugh with us in the good times and who cry with us

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The Birthing Season Has Begun – First Alpaca Cria Born This Week

The Birthing Season Has Begun – First Alpaca Cria Born This Week

Birthing season at The Alpaca Loom happens twice each year: From mid March to mid May, and again from mid October to mid December. Our first cria of the season has been born this week, and has been called Eben, after the son of the family who spotted that the dam was in labour and witnessed the birth. There are

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The ABC of Shearing Alpacas

The ABC of Shearing Alpacas

Shearing alpacas is an essential part of keeping alpacas. We shear once a year in September. Not only does it give the alpaca some freedom to breathe again with it’s winter coat coming off, it also leaves us with some of the most luxurious natural fiber to create an amazing range of lovingly hand crafted scarves, shawls, blankets, ponchos, beanies,

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Alpaca Fiber Festival 07. & 08.09.19

Alpaca Fiber Festival 07. & 08.09.19

Shearing is one of the highlights of the alpaca year. After having tended to our alpacas for a full year, we are now reaping the reward of a clip of super soft alpaca fiber. Every year in early September we start shearing on the farm and work our way through 600 – 700 alpacas. It is hard work, but there

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