SantaFeAlpacaYarns

Santa Fe, New Mexico alpaca ranch and fiber products.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Announcement    Thank you for visiting Santa Fe Alpaca Yarns; I have added several new listings. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding my beautiful alpaca blends in bulky, fingering and sport weight yarn.

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Last updated on Sep 8, 2020

Thank you for visiting Santa Fe Alpaca Yarns; I have added several new listings. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding my beautiful alpaca blends in bulky, fingering and sport weight yarn.

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Barbara Roybal

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Barbara Roybal

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About SantaFeAlpacaYarns

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On Etsy since 2018

I raise a small fiber herd of Huacaya Alpacas and use their beautiful fleece.

I was born in Michigan and raised on a dairy farm. As a youngster in 4-H clubs, I learned to crochet and knit, in addition to showing dairy heifers at the fair. My mother was an amazing quilter and seamstress, she could also crochet and knit. She spent many hours trying to improve my skills. My paternal Grandmother crocheted and my maternal Grandpa was a doilie maker. I cherish my precious memories of hours spent with my loved ones as we worked on projects, and use their love of fiber arts as my inspiration.
During a visit to the New Mexico State Fair, my husband and I attended an Alpaca Show; one look at those beautiful animals and I was hooked! We decided we would raise a small herd of Huacaya alpaca fiber animals, and Rancho de Los Sueños was born. I attended Northern New Mexico College, learning to spin, weave, dye yarn using natural dyes, and I helped to build my first Rio Grande walking loom. That was over 10 years ago.
Although our herd has dwindled in size, we still have a garage full of fiber that I'm sorting and grading, getting it ready to send to the fiber mill for a new batch of yarn. I now weave on a Schacht Cricket loom and my Rio Grande walking loom, and I own two spinning wheels! My small project bags always have something fun waiting to be completed.
We welcome visitors to our ranch; please call or email in advance to schedule your visit.

Shop members

  • Barbara Roybal

    Owner

    Barbara is a Michigan dairy farm girl transplanted to New Mexico. She and her husband raise a small fiber herd of Huacaya alpacas, maintain the family apple orchard, raise lavender and honeybees. Barbara loves to spin, weave and dye yarn.

Production partners

  • Ingrid's Custom Hand Woven, Inc

    Paint Rock, TX

    We primarily process alpaca and llama fiber and accept fiber grade seconds and some thirds. The full service process includes separating and tumbling, carding, spinning cored yarn, and hand weaving into finished products.

  • Kathy Konecki

    Santa Fe, NM

    Kathy Konecki is a professional pattern designer and knitter, and Co-Owner of Necessary Little Luxuries.

  • The Shepherd's Mill

    Phillipsburg, KS

    The Shepherd's Mill professionally blended and spun the yarn to our specifications, using our own fleece.

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