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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 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 is drawing to a close with the local Mid Devon, North Devon and Honiton shows remaining. If you would like to see more on alpacas please take a look at our Classical MileEnd Alpacas site www.alpaca-uk.co.uk. Following these UK Alpaca we will be back out in the Autumn attending the run of Knitting & Stitching shows at Alexandra Palace London, Dublin and Harrogate with the Yarndale show at Skipton and the trade CHSI show at London ExCel in between. We look forward to a busy time and a chance to meet up with you all.
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 NEC Birmingham 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 will be available in August. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.