They produce between 4 and 10 lbs and have a staple length of 2 to 6 inches.
You are welcome to visit our farm and meet the alpaca up close and personal.
Shop in our Gallery Store for Laces and more.
Learn to Felt at Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm
Although we do not sell our LOL products online or on Etsy at this time, you can shop for other designs we hand make at our etsy shops.
Lardworks Studio - Etsy Store
Boho Girls Designs - Etsy Store
Alpaca fiber is sorted into 22 colors, ranging from blacks through browns and whites, and including subtle shades of maroon and grays. Alpaca fiber can be blended into an infinite array of natural colors, including combinations that do not occur naturally.
Alpaca fiber has no lanolin and takes and retains dyes without losing its sheen. Alpaca fiber can be carded and blended with other natural and/or synthetic fiber. It is considered hypoallergenic because it does not contain lanolin which many that can not wear wool are allergic.
Alpaca fiber is several times warmer than wool and much stronger. Alpaca fiber is as soft as Cashmere, but has a smoother cuticle that can make the fiber feel even smoother and softer then cashmere.
Fabrics made of alpaca fiber are usually easy to care for and long-lived.
Archeologists have discovered a great deal of alpaca fiber goods from graves and religious sites predating the Inca Empire in
South America…a true testament to the durability of alpaca fiber.
A cherished treasure of the ancient Incan civilization, Alpacas are native to the high Altiplano region of the Andes where Chile, Peru and Bolivia meet.
Alpacas are a member of the camelid family and are close relatives to camels, llamas, vicunas, and guanacos.