The Fleecewitch

Enchanting alpaca

A touch of luxury

Welcome to Alandale Alpacas.
I have been involved in the hand crafting of alpaca products for many
years and I pride myself on offering the finest possible quality.
I have a small herd of alpacas based in the West Country and use their
fleeces almost exclusively to create my hand spun yarns. Each hank
comes with the name of the beautiful alpaca who provided the fleece.
I have been a spinner, dyer, knitter and weaver for many years and I
specialise in alpaca, both huacuya and suri.
I was until recently chair of the British Alpaca Society Fibre Committee
and give talks, spinning lessons and fibre workshops across the country.
Alpaca has many magical properties being warm in winter and cool in summer. It has
a hollow fibre so is light and extremely soft to the touch, like angels breath. Stronger
than wool it is hypo-allergenic and does not have the “itch” factor associated with
wool.
Raw fleece is available in natural colours with the name of the alpaca.
Dyed fleece comes in rainbow colours, but I can dye solid colours if
required.
Yarn is hand dyed by me from Peruvian alpaca or local fleeces processed
here in the West Country by my local mill. Both solid and variageted
yarns are available but colours are random and tend to be
non-repeatable.
Please feel free to contact me for details or special requirements, if it’s
possible, I’ll do it!