A WIDE range of yarns from the winter season 2019 / 2020 available
You are welcome to contact us or our sales-partner below
Quality is a matter of choice – the natural choice
The softest, high quality PURE ALPACA YARNS for your crafting enjoyment
7 Gibb Str
Cel: +27 82 900 3086
Tel: +27 (0)44 533 3182
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“The job – the fleece – the reward”
Alpacas are shorn at the beginning of summer, around October, each year. Samples of fleece are taken from each animal before shearing and sent for quality testing to one of the 2 Wool Testing Laboratories in South Africa
During shearing the fleece is sorted into various batches according to micron, the ‘feel and softness’ of the wool as well as colour. The labour-intensive process of cleaning, combing and spinning takes place at a mill (formerly close to Mooi River) Hand-work as well as machines are involved.
The finer fleece – baby fleece – is mostly cleaned by hand and hand-spun into what we call ‘lace yarn’.
Pure Alpaca yarns – YOUR NATURAL CHOICE