Shady Nook Alpacas Alpaca Talk

Shady Nook Alpacas

Over the years we purchased additional alpacas and we’ve had several crias (alpaca babies) born on our farm.

A few years ago we decided to stop breeding and to focus on our existing herd and the products we can make with their beautiful fiber and products from other alpaca sources. Please be sure to visit our on-line store.

This years starts the beginning of our "FARMHOUSE STUDIO" addition. Our goal is to include not only alpaca products but also products from other natural fibers including wool, silk and cotton.

Dying the fiber has always been a fun part of making our handmade items. In the past we have used the typical acid dyes for protein based fibers. This year we are starting a garden to grow natural dye producing plants. We will also be dying our fibers with avocados for lovely pink shades, onions for yellow shades and berries for blues, reds and purples.

This is an exciting time for us as we work with new ideas to bring you some great new products. Please follow us as we endeavor to broaden our product base.