I first found alpacas more than 17 years ago at the New Forest Show, and although I didn’t know what they were, I fell in love with them instantly. After enquiring about them, and learning more about their species, I decided there and then that I wanted them to be a part of my life.
Since That Day
Since that day I have bought my own piece of land, fully prepared it, and now own my own herd of alpacas. In 2012 I bought seven female alpacas, two of which were pregnant, before adding a young, male stud from East Sussex. In the following four years the herd has grown to comprise five male alpacas and 11 female alpacas, five of which are pregnant and due to give birth to their cria in either July or August.
THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF FLEECE
As my herd comprises alpacas of many different ages, the fibres produced by their fleeces vary, although they are still of the highest quality.
Alpaca fleeces are made of a warm fibre that varies in quality from fine to very coarse, while a lack of lanolin ensures that it does not irritate the skin. The fine, soft fibre is produced in a number of natural colours, ranging in spectrum from white through to black.
It is easy to use and handle when felting or spinning, and is capable of maintaining warmth in the winter or keeping you cool during the summer.
A REGISTERED, AWARD-WINNING HERD
All of my products are produced by hand, using fleece that has come from my own herd. Rest assured that my entire herd is registered with the British Alpaca Society, which confirms that all of the fleece is British grown.
Leo, my grey stud, was chosen as the Best of British champion at the South of England show in 2013. He also got first prize at the Romsey show with him being the champion grey male and reserve championship, at the South of England Spring show. At the British Alpaca Futurity Show in 2013, Leos fleece came first and reserved champion. Truffle,a fawn female huacaya, was reserved champion at The Romsey show 2013 and 2014. Thundercloud, a female grey huacaya, won a third at the British Aplaca Society National Show 2013 and a second at The Romsey Show 2013. Amethyst, a grey male, won third prize at The Short Fleece Romsey Show in 2013. He got second at the British Alpaca Futurity Show 2015. Benny, a light fawn huacaya, won third prize at The British Alpaca Futuriy show 2015.
Contact me now, in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, to receive more information about my alpaca fleece.