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Buttoned Alpaca Cowl Crochet Pattern

Crafted from luxurious alpaca yarn, this Espiral Buttoned Alpaca Cowl makes for a delightful crochet project, both simple and speedy to complete. The charming primrose pattern forms the main body…

Free Crochet Pattern – Baby Alpaca Blanket with Blanket Stitch

I became a great grandmother, and I finished this Baby Alpaca Blanket with Blanket Stitch, the very same day. Wasn’t that good timing!  It’s to be a gift for Lillianna…

How to Needle Felt a Leprechaun Brooch

There is unquestionably one strict rule on Saint Patrick’s Day.  Wear green, or risk getting pinched!  Sporting a green top hat with black headband and gold buckle, this Needle Felted…

Fabric Art Felting

Fabric Art Felting

What is Fabric Art Felting, you might ask?  Since I have several Fabric Art Felting Classes planned this year at the farm, I thought an explanation might be helpful. Basically…

Knit and Felted One-of-a-Kind Hats

Without a doubt, repeat customers are the best. However, Sheila Saxon is not just a frequent customer, she is a fiber artist extraordinaire! Her knit and felted one-of-a-kind hats are…

Care of Alpaca Products

If you are here, you already know all the benefits of Alpaca Clothing, Gloves, Hats, Socks, Blankets, and anything made from this natural fiber that tends to outperform other fibers…

Paca Paints Ribbed Alpaca Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

I use this Ribbed Alpaca Scarf pattern over and over with all weights of yarn, from laceweight to bulky.  It’s a very easy one row scarf, suitable for beginners.  This…

The Alpaca Yarn Company

We carry alpaca yarn from The Alpaca Yarn Company, to compliment our own Farm Yarns.  Take a look at the most luxurious yarn products in the world, which we carry…

Alpaca Rug Yarn

Yardage Requirements for Suri Rug Yarn Projects

I’ve been having Rug Yarn made from our Suri seconds.  Morning Star Fiber Mill in Apple Creek, Ohio does a nice job with this.  Some I’ve had blended with a…

Free Crochet Pattern – Granny Square Fingerless Gloves

Granny squares are a great way to use up yarn in your stash. Grannies are simple and versatile with lots of different motifs available, and there are many creative ways…

Free Crochet Patterns – Wanderlust Scarf and Beanie Made with Alpaca Yarn

Patterns with texture nearly always catch my eye, and this is one of them, well two of them! I made both the Wanderlust Scarf and the Wanderlust Beanie out of…

Alpaca Yarn from the Alpacas at Alpaca Meadows

Alpaca Yarn Processed and Back From the Fiber Mill

From farm to yarn, it is all quite a process, and I’m happy to say it comes with great satisfaction!  To raise the alpacas, and then be able to offer…

Hand Knit Farm Animal Ornaments Made With Alpaca Yarn

These whimsical animal ornaments hand-knit with alpaca yarn make a positive impact in the lives of the women who make them, as well as for the small-scale farmers that raise the alpacas to produce the fiber to make the yarn.  Knitters earn extra income while taking care of their children and farms, where they grow crops and raise a few animals. Your purchase makes a difference to them.

FREE Crochet Pattern – Ribbed Fingerless Gloves

I found a FREE crochet pattern on Pinterest that I’ve tweaked just a little in order to use some of our Snuggle yarn by The Alpaca Yarn Company.  The original…

Free Crochet Pattern – Fantail Alpaca Fingerless Gloves

This was a fun pattern that I didn’t get bored with because it was a combination of two different stitch patterns,  rounds of double crochet for the wrists and then…

Free Crochet Pattern – Waved Arm Warmers

The Waved Arm Warmers FREE crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon is a lovely pattern for our Astral yarn.  Simple, but elegant.  It is a one size fits most pattern…

Halloween Felting Kit

Halloween Needle Felting Kit for Beginners

In our brand new DIY Halloween Needle Felting Kit for beginners, you will learn the basics of needle felting. The kit includes five different Halloween designs to cut out and…

Free Crochet Pattern – Klaziena Alpaca Shawl

This luxuriously lacy triangular shawl is crocheted with a fingering weight yarn called  Mariquita Yarn from The Alpaca Yarn Company.  This yarn is 50% baby alpaca and 50% tencel.  It…

Knitting Pattern – Tidal Beanie

Erin Gates of Lizzy Knits reached out to me and wondered if we might do some collaborating … so we did!  She sent me some of her wonderful knitting patterns,…

Alpaca 4-H Program 2020

Four kids from local 4-H clubs came to Alpaca Meadows this summer, adopted alpacas to work with and prepare to show at the Richland County Fair.   This gives kids an…

Alpaca Bird Nesting Balls

What is an Alpaca Bird Nesting Ball, you ask? It’s a ball made of grapevine stuffed full of alpaca fiber, for the birds to pluck out and carry away to…

Crochet Pattern – Faroese Shawl

This wonderful triangular shawl called Faroese Shawl is a traditional design by Cheri McEwen from the Faroe Islands.  Ever heard of this place?  Eighteen mountainous islands form an archipelago that…

How to Needle Felt a Frog

If you’ve been wanting to take a stab at needle felting, a roly poly needle felted frog is a fun beginner’s project.  Frog Needle Felting Kits are available to purchase…

Hand Knit Alpaca Ornaments

Handmade Knit Alpaca Ornaments

We are now selling these adorable knit alpaca ornaments, handmade by a not-for-profit social enterprise called Global Goods Partners.  GGP is is committed to providing sustainable jobs for women. Give your friends and family a gift that has the power to lift women out of poverty and bring lasting positive change to artisans and their families around the world, and they’re cute too!

Free Knitting Pattern – Darn Knit Cable Hat

This knit hat is called Darn Knit Cable Hat and the design is by Aimee Pelletier.  Aimee’s grandmother taught her to knit when she was a young girl.  She put…