Keepsake Farm Alpacas

Keepsake Alpacas are Keepers

Fiber/ Fleece

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FIBER!

When visitors come to Keepsake Farm one of their first questions asked is' "What are they for, what do you do with them?" Although we "show" our alpacas in the show ring and sell quality alpacas to start up farms, our answer is always the same. "It's all about the luxurious fiber."  Alpaca fiber is known to be:

  • More silky and luxurious than cashmere
  • Warmer and stronger than wool
  • Lightweight, durable and non-allergic natural fiber
  • Alpaca livestock comes in 22 natural colors
  • Alpaca fiber can be dyed many different pastel and jewel colors

 

Alpacas are sheared once per year and produce one cria per year. This is one of the many reasons alpaca fiber is in high demand and growing in the North American fiber industry. The fiber is highly sought after by a number of “mini-mills”, designer artists who spin and weave, in addition to national cooperatives which collect and processes American Alpaca fiber into rovings, yarn, and finished products such as scarves, hats, socks, suits, capes and custom design products. About 95% of the fiber is usable with very little waste. Before processing, fiber is sorted and graded to determine its best use from that animal.

 

2015 SHEARING WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, MARCH 28,2015.

 VOLUNTEERS ARE WELCOME AND NEEDED TO HELP IN THE SHEARING PROCESS.  WE WILL START AT 8:30 AM.  LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.  LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP.  CALL THE FARM AT 704-843-0517 OR OUR CELLS; LYN IS 704-651-7513 AND AL IS 704-578-8654

At Keepsake Farm, we are members of two cooperatives and the products we currently offer for sale is, raw fleece, rovings, yarn, socks, hats, blankets, sweaters, rugs, and our nesting balls. Most of our fiber we use for products have been Sertified Sorted by professional sorters making our products of exceptional quality. We are looking forward to developing our "Online Boutique " in 2014/2015. Please return to our site often and check to see how we are doing.

 





                           

Updated February 27, 2015