WelshAlpacaBoutique

Alpaca Boutique

Usk, United Kingdom | 15 Sales

WelshAlpacaBoutique

Alpaca Boutique

Usk, United Kingdom 15 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars
(2)

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Caring for Alpaca items

Why is it that everybody's raving about alpaca wool these days? Well, it's renowned for being soft and tactile to the touch, but you may be surprised to learn that it is also very hard wearing and, with proper care, will give you many years of pleasure.

The soft feel of alpaca fibre belies it's strength and it can be used to make extremely tough garments - Alpaca socks have been a favourite with hikers and mountaineers for decades. It is resistant to piling and has a high comfort factor, so it doesn't feel prickly. There is no lanolin (an oil generated by sheep) in the fibre and it is considered to be hypoallergenic, which is great for those with sensitive skin.

Alpaca natural wool products need to be gently hand washed. Here's how we do it -

1) Fill a bowl or sink with cold water and add a little mild liquid detergent. Hot or even warm water can cause the fibres to mat together.

2) Agitate the solution to create soap suds and place your knitwear into this solution. (Do not use any harsh cleaning products as these can cause damage)

3) Leave the knitwear to soak for about 5 minutes and then gently squeeze the soap suds through the item. Take care to not be too vigorous as it can cause the knitwear to shrink.

4) Rinse the knitwear several times in clean cold water, taking care to gently squeeze out the water between rinses.

5) Using two clean towels, place the knitwear between them, roll up and set aside for roughly 5 minutes.

6) Reshape the knitwear, if needed, whilst flat on a clean towel. Do not leave to dry hanging up as this can cause the knitwear to become misshapen.

7) Make sure the knitwear is drying away from heat or direct sunlight.

8) If there are any wrinkles that need to be removed after cleaning, a light steam from an iron will do the trick (refer to your iron manufacturers user manual for assistance if needed). Steam generated from a hot shower will also help to remove any wrinkles.

Alternatively, alpaca knitwear may be dry cleaned. Speak to your local dry cleaner for more information.

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Last updated on Nov 30, 2018

❄︎ Latest Recommended orders Dates guaranteed for Christmas ❄︎
UK
Friday 14th December
Rest Of World
Friday 7th December 🎄


Caring for Alpaca items

Why is it that everybody's raving about alpaca wool these days? Well, it's renowned for being soft and tactile to the touch, but you may be surprised to learn that it is also very hard wearing and, with proper care, will give you many years of pleasure.

The soft feel of alpaca fibre belies it's strength and it can be used to make extremely tough garments - Alpaca socks have been a favourite with hikers and mountaineers for decades. It is resistant to piling and has a high comfort factor, so it doesn't feel prickly. There is no lanolin (an oil generated by sheep) in the fibre and it is considered to be hypoallergenic, which is great for those with sensitive skin.

Alpaca natural wool products need to be gently hand washed. Here's how we do it -

1) Fill a bowl or sink with cold water and add a little mild liquid detergent. Hot or even warm water can cause the fibres to mat together.

2) Agitate the solution to create soap suds and place your knitwear into this solution. (Do not use any harsh cleaning products as these can cause damage)

3) Leave the knitwear to soak for about 5 minutes and then gently squeeze the soap suds through the item. Take care to not be too vigorous as it can cause the knitwear to shrink.

4) Rinse the knitwear several times in clean cold water, taking care to gently squeeze out the water between rinses.

5) Using two clean towels, place the knitwear between them, roll up and set aside for roughly 5 minutes.

6) Reshape the knitwear, if needed, whilst flat on a clean towel. Do not leave to dry hanging up as this can cause the knitwear to become misshapen.

7) Make sure the knitwear is drying away from heat or direct sunlight.

8) If there are any wrinkles that need to be removed after cleaning, a light steam from an iron will do the trick (refer to your iron manufacturers user manual for assistance if needed). Steam generated from a hot shower will also help to remove any wrinkles.

Alternatively, alpaca knitwear may be dry cleaned. Speak to your local dry cleaner for more information.

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About

The Alpaca Boutique is a family business, run by working mum Louise, based in South Wales, making beautiful handmade products ranging from scarves and head warmers, to baby booties and bonnets. All our products are made from 100% pure luxurious alpaca wool that we source from a local breeder. As well as alpaca wear we also cater for the craft and home knitting markets by stocking a selection of balled yarn. Knitting with natural alpaca yarn is a joy as it is silky soft to the touch and lightweight, you're sure to find it's a pleasure to work with. Alpaca fibre is soft, durable and naturally water repellent, it is similar to sheep’s wool except it has no lanolin which gives it a hypoallergenic quality.

We only use the natural colours of the Alpaca's wool which gives us three distinctive colours for our products.

Vanilla from white wool
Latte from fawn wool
Chocolate from brown wool

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Last updated on Oct 17, 2018
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Care instructions

Please refer to our shop homepage for a detailed explanation of how to care for your item(s).

What do your colour descriptions mean?

We only use the natural colours of the Alpaca's wool which gives us three distinctive colours for our products.

Vanilla from white wool
Latte from fawn wool
Chocolate from brown wool