PendleAlpacas

Fine Fiber from Cute Critters

Jefferson, North Carolina

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Announcement    The holiday season is fast approaching! We've been working hard on new items for our shop. We do our best to ship any order out as quickly as possible, but be aware that shipping delays can occur once it leaves our farm. So for everything to arrive on time, we recommend shopping early this year.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 29, 2021

The holiday season is fast approaching! We've been working hard on new items for our shop. We do our best to ship any order out as quickly as possible, but be aware that shipping delays can occur once it leaves our farm. So for everything to arrive on time, we recommend shopping early this year.

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Jennifer and Adrienne Ley

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Jennifer and Adrienne Ley

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About PendleAlpacas

Sales 114
On Etsy since 2016

The Crazy Alpaca People

In our family, when things weren't going well or times got tough, we would always joke and say we'd run away to the mountains of North Carolina and raise alpacas. Both Jennifer and Adrienne have always been fiber artists, and after 10 years in the hustle and bustle of living in Charleston, SC, the quieter farm lifestyle appealed to us.

During Thanksgiving of 2015, we all looked at each other and went, "why not?"

The process of selling our house and finding the location of our new farm was a fairly fast process, but the realities of moving took about a year. Our farm is 30 acres just outside of the town of West Jefferson, NC, only a stone's throw away from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Though we fell in love with the property right away, the house, a little farmhouse we think was built in 1916, has taken a little bit more time than we had originally planned.

We had a lot of work to do on the property before we were ready to bring in alpacas. But a garage, studio building, and barn later we now have four fabulous fiber boys, thirteen feather-footed bantam chickens, and two great guardian donkeys. We also have a terribly spoiled German Angora named Bilbo, who is the king of the farmhouse.

Through the next coming years, we plan on adding more animals to our farm, hopefully including angora goats and sheep. While our herd continues to grow, we plan on supplementing the products from our farm with outsourced fiber that we will hand dye, hand-spin, and craft into finished products.

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