ALPACAARTISAN

EXTRAORDINARY GOODS FROM LAS FLORES del ALTIPLANO

Yacolt, Washington · 17 Sales

ALPACAARTISAN

EXTRAORDINARY GOODS FROM LAS FLORES del ALTIPLANO

Yacolt, Washington 17 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(11)

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Marit

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Announcement   EVERYTHING IN OUR SHOP IS ONE OF A KIND, AND READY TO SHIP IMMEDIATELY.
We've raised alpacas since 1996, when our farm, Las Flores del Altiplano Alpacas, was born.
All of our gorgeous goods are handmade made from the fleece of our own alpacas.
Each of our yarns and products have a biography. We can "spin you the tale" of each ... right from our family's heart to yours...
Let's Create Heirlooms!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 10, 2015

EVERYTHING IN OUR SHOP IS ONE OF A KIND, AND READY TO SHIP IMMEDIATELY.
We've raised alpacas since 1996, when our farm, Las Flores del Altiplano Alpacas, was born.
All of our gorgeous goods are handmade made from the fleece of our own alpacas.
Each of our yarns and products have a biography. We can "spin you the tale" of each ... right from our family's heart to yours...
Let's Create Heirlooms!

Marit

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Marit

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(11)
haleycubbage94

haleycubbage94 on Dec 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The yarn is wonderfully soft and such a beautiful color. I can't wait to gift this to my Grandmother who loves to knit. It arrived very quickly as well Ordered Saturday received it on Wednesday. I'm very happy with the product and the whole experience! This is a great shop!

aubaine1

aubaine1 on Nov 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The beanie and scarf I ordered are absolutely AMAZING!!! Very soft, very warm, well made and just down-right gorgeous! This alpaca fiber will definitely keep me warm in the cold seasons. So far, this is the best bit of clothing I've ever owned. The owner of this shop is equally wonderful, I can't say enough good things about what I ordered or the buying experience. I highly recommend this shop and their products! Thanks again Marit, God bless!

mehaffeybarb

mehaffeybarb on Nov 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This cap is absolutely gorgeous! The craftsmanship is exceptional. It truly is an heirloom. Very thankful for everyone involved in its creation, from the Alpacas, to the expert knitters.

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About

FROM SMALL BEGINNINGS... AN ARTFUL WORK IN PROGRESS

It was 1996, we were city kids, living in a downtown apartment when CRASH, we fell head over heels in love with alpacas, at first sight. Who could resist? Such dear, sweet faces!

We cautiously bought one pregnant alpaca and boarded her with some alpaca mentors!

Eventually we purchased land in rural Clark County, Washington, logged it, the old fashioned way, using draft horses, planted and fenced our pastures, built our barn... and, as these things do ... we grew. We now manage a, little larger, but still small, herd of 30 award winning, Huacaya alpacas.

We specialize in grey alpaca... the number shades of grey are amazing!! We do have other colors... white for hand dyeing and blending, blacks for just the pure elegance... and other colors that Mother Nature sends our way.

As we grew, we came to appreciate alpaca fiber. We learned that it is hypoallergenic, wicks moisture away from the skin, and is oh, so soft and beautiful.

We've worked hard to consistently produce soft, luxurious fleeces. Because we know each animal, we're able to determine the best use for each fleece. We rarely combine fleeces for yarns, but when we do, they are of like characteristics... and are often used for novelty yarns, hand spun or blends.

We shear our animals yearly, in Spring. Before milling, I skirt (pick clean) each fleece by hand. This is time consuming, but the best way to gain intimate knowledge of each one. It is then carefully washed and carded before being spun.
All fleeces are scientifically tested (we run histograms). We know the inner workings of each. Only our best, prime fleeces are used to make "next to the skin yarn." We want to be sure that our customers get the best we have to offer... the softest, most consistent yarn "next to the skin" comfort factor, in short, a high quality, wonderfully comfortable product.

All of our products are made from our own fleeces. We don't purchase or offer products from co-ops or other countries. It keeps us small, but gives us 100% quality control.

We've been lucky to work with Spring Harvest Fiber Mill, a small family owned mill of like minded alpaca breeders, who spin many of our yarns, to our own designs and specifications. With the exception of yarn reserved for dyeing, we spin all of our yarn into balls... it saves our customers time. Who wants to wind yarn when they can be creating?!!

Sooo... naturally we wanted to show off our beautiful fleeces. How better than to create beautiful yarns and handmade products and open a store?

ALPACA ARTISAN is proud to present our "CREATE AN HEIRLOOM " yarns, including our "ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL" and HEATHERS sock yarns, novelty yarns, alpaca boucles and barber poles, alpaca rug yarns, and whatever else strikes our fancy! On occasion, we will be offering raw, but skirted, fleeces and and processed roving.

All of our gorgeous hats, scarves, socks, and other goodies are hand knit or crocheted using our yarns.

We enjoy the unique ... unusual blends, color, color and patterns!

We are honored that Stephanie Morton, a classically trained hand weaver, has made rugs for us, using our farm grown, core spun rug yarn and our patterns ... these are like no other.

Some of our happy customers have said they are "luscious," "sensual," "Soooo soft" and have declared themselves in love!

We hope you will be too. Above all, we want you to enjoy... alpaca is such a tactile delight. Sigh!

Please, come visit us at our web site, get our full story, updates on our doings, and meet the full cast of characters... alpacas, guardian dogs, and of course, the 2 legged staff.

www.altiplano-alpacas.com

Come often and stay late!

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  • LACEY

    ALPACA ARTISAN HERD MATRIARCH, CREATOR OF HEIRLOOMS

    Without them there would be no Alpaca Artisan! Lacey and her minions are the source of all the beautiful alpaca fleece that goes into our “Create an Heirloom” yarns, and the “We created an Heirloom” goods made from them. Lacey Creates Heirlooms!

  • Marit

    Owner, EVERYTHING STARTS AND STOPS HERE

    We've raised alpacas since 1996, when our farm, Las Flores del Altiplano Alpacas, was born. Each of our yarns and products have a biography. We can "spin you the tale" of each ... right from our family's heart to yours... let's create heirlooms!

  • Shelley

    NEEDLER-IN-CHIEF, MAKER

    Alpaca Artisan ... SUPER talented, creative, patient. We love Shelley!

  • Alice

    CREATIVE MIND, MAKER

    Thank you Alice for your wonderful work for Alpaca Artisan. We LOVE what you do with our yarns and fiber.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 15, 2015
Hello!

We're delighted to "see" you here!

Our goal isn't just to make sales, but to forge relationships.

We strive to "Create Heirlooms" and to provide you with the materials to create your own!

We hope that you will love our offerings, and that you will let us know what you've done with our "Create an Heriloom" yarns and fibers... and maybe a bit about who will be wearing our "We Created an Heirloom" accessories.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept PayPal and Etsy Direct payment in US Dollars.

Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped.

For all sales within the state of Washington, tax will be added at the rate of 7.7% upon checkout. For all states outside of Washington, there will be no sales tax.
Shipping
We ship USPS Priority.

There is an automatic confirmation number attached to this method.

Insurance up to $50.00 is also included. Please let us know if you would like additional insurance added at your expense.

Shipping will be calculated at check out. If we find that shipping is actually less than charged, we will refund you the difference.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is our highest priority. We hope you will love our creations.

BUT if you're unhappy with a product, for any reason, please contact us. We will make it right.

If you opt for a refund, then items must be returned to us within 7 business days of delivery at your address. They must be in absolutely new condition. And with the original tags.

Return postage is your responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
We would be delighted to make something especially for you using our materials.

We will work closely with you to make sure that the item is made to your specifications. We are great communicators!

When you place your order, we will bill for 50% of the total order price. This is a non-refundable payment.

Second half of your payment must be paid before your special item is shipped.