I visited an alpaca farm last week and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the alpacas and the natural-colored yarns that were created from their coats. The undyed fibers perfectly matched the various alpacas' coats: a soft, creamy white; a middle-range tawny; and a dark amber brown...
The farm I visited is Ad Astra Alpacas near Baldwin City, Kansas. Many others are out there, and I encourage you to make a trip yourself to a local alpaca farm. The experience is fulfilling for anyone with an interest in natural fibers, farming, or simply really cute animals! Find a farm near you at Alpaca Nation.
Like the natural colors of alpaca coats? Here are some items for the home that put these fibers to use beautifully:
- alpaca throws from the Atlantic Blanket Company
- alpaca fur pillows from Inca Fashions