Welcome to Alpaca Meadows, owned by Matt and Julie Petty. We have been raising alpacas in Mansfield, Ohio, since 2002. Why do we raise alpacas, you ask? We visited an alpaca farm, thought it looked like something we would enjoy, then we fell in love with alpacas! Our children were young at the time and involving them in this endeavor was a wonderful experience, one that benefited all of us in many ways. We feel blessed each day to look out and see our pastures full of such beautiful animals.
The Store at our alpaca farm is a yarn store, a gift shop, a fiber studio, and a cozy spot for holding classes. Our store is full of beautiful handmade alpaca items as well as Fair Trade items imported from Peru, Guatemala, and Africa. Along with being able to get your hands on the incredibly soft yarn and finished items, you can meet the alpacas that produce the fiber … truly a unique shopping experience!
We offer Fiber Art Classes throughout the year, such as needle and wet felting, crocheting, knitting, and spinning. New for us is offering Craftsy Online Classes. Farm Visits for groups are offered May through October.
A fiber business is nothing without the fiber animals. Be sure to meet The Alpacas! We are somewhat of a secret in Richland County, and definitely worth the drive.
Our Online Store offers lovely alpaca clothing, blankets and rugs, alpaca accessories, alpaca socks, stuffed animals, and unique handmade alpaca items. As well as our Alpaca Farm Yarn produced from the fiber of our own herd, you will find hand spun Alpaca Art Yarn, yarn from The Alpaca Yarn Company, raw alpaca fiber, and roving for spinning and felting. Fiber Art Kits are a great way to learn a fiber art such as knitting, spinning, dyeing, or felting. We are dealers for Louet Spinning Wheels, Strauch Carders, and Gaywool Dyes.