Farm Store

 

I primarily sell my alpaca items through craft shows.  I spin, knit, crochet, weave - almost everything is from the fiber of my alpacas.

We also have a small farm store – not much larger than my craft show booth – which is open by appointment.

See my 2015 craft show schedule at the bottom of the page. 

Here a few of the items we have for sale:

Three styles of felted hats

 

 

 

 

 

To make these hats, I take the “seconds” or less than prime fiber from Belle and Petey – my white alpacas – and have the mill make yarn, blending in some merino as I like the way a bit of wool affects the felting process.  I first dye the yarn, then knit the hat, then wet felt it.  These hats are shaped on a medium (22 – 23”) hat mold.

 

Neck warmers

 

 

These are crocheted on imported Peruvian yarn that I have first dyed.

 

 

 

 

Hand dyed yarns -

I began dyeing yarn when I was unable to find commercial alpaca yarn in the range of colors that I like.  This is imported Peruvian yarn.

 

 

I do some hand-painting but prefer gradients of one shade as that is what I prefer to knit with.

 

Hand woven scarves

 

These are made out of imported Peruvian yarn.  I begin with three skeins of lace weight yarn, dye each skein a different color or a different shade of the same color.  I then triple strand the warp and weft. 

 

 

I make flower pins out of my leftover yarn as shoppers like to switch the colors on the hats that they buy.

 

 

Also a few flower brooches -

 

 

Craft show schedule 2015 - fall and winter

~September 12 & 13 ~ Endless Mountain Fiber Festival ~ Harford Fair Grounds,  New Milord, PA

~September 19 ~ Hummelstown Arts Festival ~ Main St. ~ Hummelstown, PA

~ September 26 ~ Fall Harvest of the Arts ~ Downtown Carlisle, PA

~ October 24 & 25 ~ Fall into Fine Craft - Carlisle Expo Center ~ Carlisle, PA

~ November 28 ~ Holiday Artisans Craft Show - Carlisle Expo Center, Carlisle, PA

~ December 5 ~ Christkindlesmarkt - Armory on Cavalry Rd,  Carlisle, PA