I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa and her daughter from Monte Frio Alpacas last week Saturday while at Ovelha Negra. Lisa is the owner of Monte Frio Alpacas where she raises her alpacas, I believe she said she had 15 of them, and spins their fleece.
The yarn she hand spins is 100% alpaca in gorgeous colours, all natural. She’s also managed to find a mill willing to spin her alpaca yarn on a larger scale. However this yarn is an 75% alpaca 25% wool blend. She also has some 100% sheep wool that is being dyed with natural products (leaves, flowers etc.)
Some swatch samples to show of the amazing natural colours.
You are also able to buy some alpaca fleece to have a go at spinning it yourself, I’m not quite there yet, but maybe in the future.
And two skeins of yarn that I got to bring home with me (top one is a light brown, bottom one is a darker brown). I have to finish some other projects first, but then I’ll be winding these up into my yarn cakes and starting on some colourwork, most likely a cowl, we’ll see.