Alpaca and Llama

Llama Spinning
Karen spins llama fibre in our Forum.
Mudchute Farm
A city farm in central London has llamas, sheep, goats and other farm critters.
Alpaca
Alpaca was treasured by the Inca royalty.

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Andean Camelids
The domestication of camelids began about 6000 years ago in the Central Andes. Vicente Goyzueta, provides information on the llama, alpaca, vicuna, and guanaco.

Australian Alpaca Association
Alpacas were first imported to Australia in 1988. The Australian Alpaca Association now has over 1400 members.

Southern Alpacas
Southern Alpacas in New Zealnd offer their quality fibre to handspinners. Their website includes helpful information for spinning and blending alpaca with other fibres to create special yarns.

Beartooth Spinning Ewe
Trudy and Rey Shunk breed llamas and tell a story about the birth of Armond. They also offer processed llama fiber and spun yarns.

Blackmoor Vale Alpacas
Blackmoor Vale in South West of England, breeds alpacas and offers clients with all the services required to set up their own successful alpaca enterprise.

Cottonwood Farm Alpacas
A rainbow of coloured alpaca clouds await the handspinner. Fawn, cinnamon, rose grey, white brown and black provide fibre for those who insist on quality.

You Tube - Alpaca Preparation

DD Llamas
Llama wool is soft and warm and has no lanolin, perfect for handspinning.

Designingfibers
Designingfibers has both raw and clean llama fiber for handspinners, their own handspun yarns, and other supplies for the weaver or knitter.

Heartland Country Store
Alpaca fiber was called the "Fiber of the Gods" by the ancient Inca civilization. Heartland Ranch has a wide variety of alpaca fiber, yarn and other products.

Llama Question & Answer Page
Mountain Lehman Llamas, answers various questions like: What are their feet like? Do they spit? and Could I have one as a pet?

Lone Juniper Ranch Alpacas
Lone Juniper Ranch has a web cam located in one of their barns and the photo is updated every 5 minutes.

Misty Hill Farm
Both millspun and handspun alpaca yarns, in a rainbow of colours.

Northwest Alpacas
One of the oldest alpaca ranches in the U.S has lovely alpaca yarns, sweaters and other products.

Odyssey Llamas' Fiber Corner
Odyssey Llamas have both raw and washed fleece and roving, in a wide range of natural colours.

Pacific Northwest Alpaca Association
Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho breeders provide information about alpacas and work together to improve the breeding and marketing of alpaca products.

Quacky Alpacky
Alpaca is blended with silk, mohair and merino wool to create luxurious yarns .

Rocky Bay Alpacas
Rocky Bay Alpacas is situated on the NE coast of the North Island of New Zealand. This site provides a wealth of information on raising alpaca as a cottage industry.

Snow Drift Farm
Take a llama trek in Cape Breton, NS. They also offer mohair and llama fibre processing services.

Wool-N-Wings
Wool-n-Wings goal is to breed llamas to preserve the pure llama line.

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Alpaca Books

The Complete Alpaca Book
Llamas and Alpacas: Small-scale Herding for Pleasure and Profit (Hobby Farm)
The Wonderful World of Alpacas
Caring for Llamas and Alpacas: A Health & Management Guide
The Camelid Companion: Handling and Training Your Alpacas & Llamas
Llamas for Love and Money
Llamas and Alpacas as a Metaphor for Life
Storey's Guide to Raising Llamas: Care/Showing/Breeding/Packing/Profiting
Alpacas in America: A Fun and Facts Activity Book for Ages 8-13

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