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*** Latest News***** We have been nominated for the Best of British section of the Craft Business Awards- thank you- So we now need all your votes to ensure we win! Please help us get there and promote British alpaca yarns to the wider Craft Knitting sector. Just go to craftbusiness.com or click here and then click on the vote button and navigate down to the Best of British section. We need your votes and appreciate your time and support. Thank you!
Our new baby alpaca and merino range in glorious bright colours are here in DK, Aran and 4-ply yarns. Have a look also at the knitting pattern pages - new interesting designs from Chrissie Smith, Monica Russel, Sasha Kagan and Ruth Morris. Our new pattern book Mums Knit was a great success at the Knitting and Stitching shows last year.
The alpaca show circuit has now ended and our focus moves to fleece grading and the Knit & Stitch shows.. If you would like to see more on alpacas please take a look at our Classical MileEnd Alpacas site www.alpaca-uk.co.uk. Yarndale and Ally Pally Knit & Stitch were up to their usual standards with lots of lovely yarns moving off our stand. Next stop are the Knit & Stitch shows in Dublin and then Harrogate. Hope the Irish Sea is kind to us! We look forward to a busy time and a chance to meet up with you all.
Our large barn is now stuffed with the 2014 clip fleeces and Rachel has the monumental task of hand grading each fleece for quality, colour, staple length and strength. Such an important part of the process to achieve the high quality of our worsted yarns.
Not to be missed, so mark your diary, The British Alpaca Futurity and PLUSH 2015 combines the ‘Crufts’ of alpacas with an innovative textile show held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry 27th and 28th March 2015. See over 300 alpacas go through an exhaustive judging programme whilst enjoying workshops and over 70 trade stands featuring the brightest young designers and makers in the world of natural fibres and art. Companies selling exquisite hand-made objects and designs with designer and makers, hand dyers and people all working in the world of fibre art. The show applauds British alpaca breeding and the British making and designing industry. Trade stand application forms and day tickets available NOW! www.p-lush.co.uk
UK Alpaca’s luxury yarns are manufactured exclusively in Britain from the fleeces of alpacas farmed in the UK
One of the ‘noble fibres’ alpaca is prized for its silky feel, weightlessness and warmth, and come in a variety of natural and dyed shades in DK, aran and 4-ply weights.
All our yarns are processed at the traditional mills in the north of England and have traceable provenance to British alpaca farmers.
We buy fleece from alpaca owners in the UK, hand grade it at our farm in Devon and then process into fully worsted hand knit and commercial yarns. Our yarns are made to the highest specification and are of a consistent quality.
They are fully conditioned and their consistent quality, super softness of handle, warmth, lightweight and strength are all hallmarks of these yarns.
UK Alpaca supports British alpaca owners by promoting a quality reputation and brand for British alpaca. We supply to both retail and trade, designers and actively support students in their final year projects.
We maintain excellent stocks of yarns and dispatch same day on all orders received before midday. Please see the wholesale section for trade and volume enquiries.