Hi group, many of our customers are into Alpaca fiber for knitting &
spinning. Some of our customers even raise Alpacas! Here are two
events that are being held to promote Alpaca fiber and items.
All of this information has been sent to me or copied from a website. if you live out of the areas mentioned, there may be links on the websites listed to similar events in your area.
On Oct 1 & 2 38 alpaca farms across Minnesota will be having an
open house. We've dubbed this event the "Alpacas of Minnesota Farm
Tour" and it sure is gaining momentum. Many newspapers are already
listing it and we're on over 200 website calendars. We got listed with
Explore MN and lots of other sites have picked it up now too. I think
this is going to be huge! I'd appreciate it if you'd pass this along
to the folks in your knitting or spinning groups. If you log onto www.
AlpacasofMN.com we have a complete list of farms, their driving
directions and a printable map. We hope the fiber folks all over MN
will take advantage of this event and get out and shop around for
alpaca fiber. Many shops and farms have lots of beautiful alpaca
products available for sale.
ALPACA MATTERS MIDWEST is sponsoring Field Days October 15 & 16, from
10am-4pm. This event happens at farms in Iowa, Minnesota and
Wisconsin. "Join us in learning more about alapacas and their
luxurious fiber. This is the perfect opportunity to visit alpaca farms
adn explore the possibility of raising these beautiful animals.
Discover the unique qualities of their premium fiber by attending
workshops on Basic Alpaca Care, preparing a fleece for processing and
show, carding, spinning, felting alpaca fiber, jewelry making with
alpaca fiber, and many more. Vet students from the University of
Minnesota will be available at some famrs to answer yourhealth related
questions. Visit www.alpacamatters.com for directions to farms and