Homespun Yarn Party

March 18, 2018 from 12-5pm in the Great Room at Savage Mill!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Alpacas of Windswept Farm

1. What is your website?

2. Your Ravelry username?

Alpacas of Windswept Farm

3. What do you make?
We make a variety of yarn with alpaca and other natural fibers. We hand dye/paint a large portion of our yarn selections but also offer 100% natural, un-dyed for those concerned with allergic reactions. All our alpaca fiber is raised in the USA; from our own farm or neighboring farms. We also try our best to support the other local farms when we need other natural fibers. We also offer roving, batts and raw fiber for the quilter, spinner or crafter. Our latest addition to our project list includes making scarves and shawls from our yarn.

4. How did you get into making stuff?
The making of the yarn, roving etc. was a natural extension of raising the livestock. We both have a creative side expressed through gardening and eventually hand dying of yarn/fiber.

Alpacas of Windswept Farm

5. What is your favorite thing about the local fiber community?
The People – no doubt about it. We have met so many wonderful folks who are involved in either raising livestock or using the fiber for yarn or craft projects. It’s always a joy to speak with people and share experiences and stories.

6. How does what you do/make influence the rest of your life, and vice versa?
After 20+ years in the IT industry, it is pure bliss to work with the alpacas and the fiber. It was the best change we have ever made to our lives.

Alpacas of Windswept Farm

7. Any funny stories, words of wisdom, something else to share about you or your business?
Every day is a treasure just waiting to be unwrapped.

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