From spinning, weaving, felting,
So many inspiring ways to create!
Needle Felt or Nuno (wet) felt alpaca fiber
into items like purses, scarves, shawls, jewelry, ornaments, rugs.
Possibilities are endless
Smokey Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
April 12 - 14 2019 - Townsend TN
Located in Lebanon, TN
We are a small farm on purpose. We believe the fiber is what is important.
Not the sale of alpacas. We had become empty nester's with acreage. Hubby was still traveling and involved in the corporate world. I was looking for a new routine that added value to our lives, not disrupt it. We had been on the farm for many years, and wanted to make the most of our acreage without breaking the bank. So the research began, and ALPACAS is what I found. Once I heard that gentle humm-I was hooked! Here was a critter, much like our indoor dogs & and cats that could share emotions, needed minimal care, open my creative mind and are earth friendly animals. Alpacas created a pause of time and reduced stresses and triggers that exist in all our daily lives.
I had been home raising children and managing a household. I wasn't skilled to work outside the home. I did not want to invest in any livestock requiring slaughter for profit. My research taught us alpacas were earth friendly, non-agressive, trainable, and loving with personality . A way for me to have my own business at home, with no commute- a healthy, motivating, positive, creative environment. I became so passionate about the fiber we harvest each year. I expanded my skills - learning to spin, weave, felt, eco-print and dye various fibers. This journey also provided avenues to be more socially engaged and form new friendships.
We will never forget what it was like to begin our journey with alpacas., We believe in mentoring and support-we want you to succeed in your journey!
My spinning wheels & Saori loom are always ready to travel. Although it's great having your own source of alpaca fiber, I'll gladly share some of mine and help teach you a few techniques I've learned along the way. Studio and farm are open by appointment. Give us a call or email-
Do you Knit or Crochet? ASK me how you can get FREE Alpaca yarn.
I produce 1 of a kind woven designs on my Saori Rigid Heddle & Tri-looms.
Friends of Fiber
visit with like minded fiber folks for
supportive, creative, fun & social time
Hansdpun and Art Yarn
For spinning and weaving demo's
Alpaca fiber is lanolin free, flame resistant, wicks away moisture, natural renewable fiber, easily blended with various types of fiber.
Used as a slow release fertilizer and may be applied directly to the garden without danger of burn. Has the ability to retain water. Nitrogen and potassium content is high, calcium and magnesium is average with low levels of phosphorus.
Free if you pick-up
No they do not spit as much as their cousins, "Llamas". Alpacas are very social livestock, with personalities similar to cats and communicate by softly humming with each other.
Baby alpacas are referred to as
We want you to have a great experience during your visit, yet because we are a working farm, appointments are necessary. Please wear clothing appropriate for outdoors including closed toe shoes.
Give us a call and plan a visit to the farm
We love our customers, and farm visitors.
However, we are a working farm, so please call or email before dropping by
so we can make sure to you have the best experience
Burnt House Rd, Lebanon, Tennessee 37090, United States
Monday - Friday: By appointment
Saturday: By appointment