Rachel Dalton's Profile

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We are a family run fiber farm and home stead. We raise and breed Alpaca aiming at high quality fiber and personality. We also have a few heritage breed sheep for their fiber. Along with our chickens, milk goats, turkeys and ducks. We have two little boys that help with the farm chores and make all our hard work worth it.

Our farm ranges from 12-24 alpaca, who we shear once a year in June. This fiber is then sorted and skirted to determine the best use of each. Some is kept for hand spinning and dyed while others are sent to a local mini mill to be turned into roving, yarns, rug yarn, felt and batts.

Our studio is where all the magic happens. I do all dying, spinning, weaving, knitting, etc. with the help of my two boys. Each item is one of a kind and I make things as they speak to me in colors that I love. I adore natural colors as they…

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  • Born on April 29
  • Joined March 26, 2013

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About

We are a family run fiber farm and home stead. We raise and breed Alpaca aiming at high quality fiber and personality. We also have a few heritage breed sheep for their fiber. Along with our chickens, milk goats, turkeys and ducks. We have two little boys that help with the farm chores and make all our hard work worth it.

Our farm ranges from 12-24 alpaca, who we shear once a year in June. This fiber is then sorted and skirted to determine the best use of each. Some is kept for hand spinning and dyed while others are sent to a local mini mill to be turned into roving, yarns, rug yarn, felt and batts.

Our studio is where all the magic happens. I do all dying, spinning, weaving, knitting, etc. with the help of my two boys. Each item is one of a kind and I make things as they speak to me in colors that I love. I adore natural colors as they come off the animals, but jewel tones sing to me as well.

Alpaca is hypo allergenic, warmer than wool, as soft as silk and lighter than wool. It's moisture wicking in socks and insoles and moisture repellent in hats and mitts. It's breathable and a renewable resource that gives time and again. Why wouldn't you want alpaca?!

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