Our alpacas are shorn once a year in the spring. The alpacas are not harmed by this process and require it to avoid heat stress during the warm summer months. We then hand process the fiber right here at Shimmering Pond Farm in Vermont or have it it made into roving by a local Vermont mill. Special attention to each fleece insures a superior finished product that is ready for you to spin into yarn, felt or weave. Alpaca fiber is incredibly soft on the skin and to the touch. The fiber is extremely strong, yet lightweight & very warm. It contains no lanolin and is considered hypoallergenic. Alpaca fiber comes in a wide range of natural colors & blends well with other fibers. It also dyes well. Alpaca fiber is used to make next to the skin garments as well as outerwear. The shorter coarser fibers can be used to make rugs, felted products, batting for quilts, stuffing for pet beds, craft projects & an array of other products. Along with our farm products we also offer other handcrafted items from a variety of fibers. Check back often, as we try to add new items to offer
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Made from 100% alpaca fiber in natural colors from our very own alpacas.
The alpaca fiber is spun around a cotton core. Handwoven on a loom right here on the farm by our own shepherdess. These rugs are beautiful, soft on the feet, reversible and very durable. Each rug is uniquely handcrafted & beautifully woven. May be used in any room in your home including the Bathroom.
Care: Vacuum rug with a smooth tool or shake out. Spot clean as needed with warm water and mild soap or you may clean the entire surface with a mild wool cleaner such as Woolite. I prefer to hand wash in the sink or bathtub, roll up in towel to squeeze out excess water and lye flat to dry.
Handwoven Alpaca Rug
Size: 28" x 48"
Color: - White-Black/ Gray/Fawn
Qty, Available: 1
Our rug yarn is spun with fiber from our own alpacas, right here in Vermont. The fiber is spun around a soft cotton core. Super soft, yet durable. It can be used for weaving, braiding, knitting, crocheting or arm knitting. Can be used with traditional looms, peg looms, braided with a lucet. #50 needles recommended for knitting or size "S" crochet hook. Create Rugs, Blankets, Wraps, Chair Pads, Wall Hangings, Purses, Baskets whatever you can imagine. Each bump is 125 yards. That's enough to make at least a 2 foot x 3 foot throw rug. Final products will depend on how tight or loosely they are woven, etc. When I ship, I will choose the most cost effective way to ship to save you money. If there is an over-charge,I'll gladly refund you the extra. I don't want to charge you more than it cost for S & H.
Core Spun Rug Yarn
Qty Available: 1
125 yds each Bump
Total per Bump: $95.00
All natural felted alpaca insoles are warmer than other wools, are hypo-allergenic, odor resistant, wicks away moisture all while providing a nice cushion as well as additional warmth. Great for any season. Use them in your winter boots, work boots, hiking boots, slippers, shoes, crocs. Not sure which size, just get a size larger and trim them to fit with scissors. These were made with 100% alpaca fiber from our own alpacas without any harm to the animals. Grown & made right here in Vermont, in the good old USA! Wash in cold water & air dry.
Handspun yarns are processed from the fiber produced by our alpacas on our Vermont farm. Yarn is sold by the ounce. Available in natural colors.
Material: 100% Alpaca
Stop purchasing dryer sheets and go green with all natural alpaca dryer balls. Help protect the environment. Dryer Balls are an Eco-friendly alternative to conventional dryer sheets or liquid fabric softener. Our dryer balls are handmade here on our farm from 100% alpaca fiber. They can be used over and over. Every now and again, I throw mine through the wash cycle with a load of clothes and then into the dryer. This freshens them up.
Dryer balls help hot air circulate throughout the dryer, gently separating and fluffing your clothes as they tumble around in your dryer. This can help to soften & reduce wrinkles.
Dryer balls help reduce static. I like to dampen the balls prior to tossing them in the dryer.
If you want some fragrance, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the balls. Sold in sets of 4
Learn how to needle felt using alpaca fiber and a cookie cutter. This kit includes everything you need to start making your own needle felted pieces. Easy & fun for all ages.
Kit Includes: Alpaca fiber in a variety of colors, 2 felting needles, foam needle felting pad, 1 cookie cutter & instructions. Shapes & fiber will vary. Includes sharp needles - Supervision of young children is recommended
Encourage wild birds to nest nearby with natural alpaca fiber. Our nesting balls make nesting material more accessible to wild birds. Attractive to a wide variety of wild birds. Simply hang in a tree or bush near bird feeders or bird houses. Each nesting ball comes pre-filled with alpaca fiber and an extra bag of fiber to refill your ball. A great gift for the bird lover in your life. Each ball is handcrafted and may not look exactly like picture!
Exquisitely handwoven cotton table runners made right here in Vermont on our family farm. 100% cotton.
Care: Warm water machine wash, low heat tumble dry or hang to dry. May be steam pressed if needed.
Size: 15" x 64"
Color: Shades of Brown
This is fiber from our very own alpacas and is milled right here in Vermont. It is a blend of 60% alpaca, 20% merino & 20% bamboo. It has been pin drafted, very consistent and a pleasure to spin. The mill said who ever spins this up is going to be really pleased. This fiber will spin up into yarns that are great for making hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, sweaters, socks, blankets or whatever you choose.
This is prime fiber from our very own alpacas and is milled right here in Vermont. This is 100% alpaca It has been pin drafted, very consistent and a pleasure to spin. The mill said who ever spins this up is going to be really pleased. Grade 3 (fine) fiber is the most versatile grade. It is durable and will wear extremely well, yet it still has that "oh so soft" factor we look for that will be used to make items worn next to the skin. This fiber will spin up into yarns that are great for making hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, sweaters, and blankets. What ever you decide to make from grade 3 fine fiber will wear well, be durable yet light weight and warm.
This Is prime fiber sold in 2oz batts. Soft & luscious! available. Our alpaca batts have been prepared by hand, cleaned, combed, carded, and are ready for spinning or felting. Our alpacas are lovingly raised on our family farm in Vermont. Grade 3 (fine) fiber is the most versatile grade. It is durable and will wear extremely well, yet it still has that "oh so soft" factor we look for that will be used to make items worn next to the skin. This fiber will spin up into yarns that are great for making hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, sweaters, and blankets. What ever you decide to make from grade 3 fine fiber will wear well, be durable yet light weight and war
This is prime fiber, grade 2 (super-fine) and sold by the ounce. Our alpaca top has been prepared by hand, cleaned, combed, dized into roving, then rolled into a nest and is ready for spinning. Our alpacas are lovingly raised on our family farm in Vermont. Grade 2 fiber is best used for items needing drape and durability, This fiber spins up into wonderful soft yarns. Recommended uses are for baby items, shawls, chemo caps, lacy items, any item that is gently used and is meant to be worn next to the skin.
Fiber has been skirted to remove vegetable matter, dust, and second cuts; washed & rinsed at least twice to remove any remaining dirt. Ready for you to card, comb, & spin into yarn and/or used to felt into a lovely project of your choice Sold by the ounce. Prime fiber - Soft - Staple length averages 3" Shipping charges based on 1 ounce. When purchasing more than 1 ounce, I will choose the most cost effective way to ship to save you money. If there is an over-charge, I'll gladly refund you the extra. I don't want to overcharge you for S & H.
Material: 60% Alpaca
Color: Silver Gray
Material: 60% Alpaca
Color: Gray Tweed
2 Ply / 3.5 oz.
Material: 100% Alpaca
TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT
Small Women's 7-8
Men's Medium 8-9
Men's Large 10-11
Mens X-Lg. 12-13
Material: Alpaca Fiber
Each burlap bag is filled with 100% natural sun dried alpaca beans and is enough to make 3 gallons of soil enhancer. Simply place bag in a gallon of water and let sit for 24-48 hours. Remove bag, dry in sun, place in plastic storage bag until ready to use again. After making your last batch, take the bag filled with beans and bury in your garden next to a plant. Burlap bag will bio-degrade and continue to feed as it decomposes. $3.50 each or 4 for $12.00
100% Natural Alpaca Rug Yarn
Handwoven Alpaca Rug
Felted Alpaca Insoles - Shoe/Boot Inserts
Natural Alpaca Dryer Balls
Alpaca Tea Bags - Soil Enhancer
Needle Felting Kit
Handwoven Cotton Table Runner
Bird Nesting Balls
Pin Drafted Alpaca Blend Roving
100% Alpaca Pin Drafted Roving
100% Alpaca Batts
100% Combed Alpaca Top
Washed Alpaca Fiber
Earth inspired colors set the tone for this elegant yet classic simply designed shawl. This shawl has the look and feel of silk mohair yet is made from mostly cotton with a touch of brushed acrylic, giving it a wonderfully soft feel with a beautiful drape. Finished with a hand-sewn hemstitch then each fringe was hand-twisted and knotted. Each piece is Handwoven in my Vermont studio. Perfect for any occasion. Can be worn many ways, as a wrap or with a twist.
If you prefer, for an additional fee, I can stitch it up into a permanent twisted shawl which will then slip on over your head. Only one available - so please choose just one option from below when ordering. Thank you.
Size: 22" x 92" including fringe.
Color: Peaceful Earth
Care: Machine wash cold - gentle cycle - mild detergent - lay flat to dry or hand washed cold with mild detergent. Roll in towel to squeeze excess moisture - lay flat to dry. Do not iron, do not use bleach. Sold Out
Looking for that unique gift or maybe something a little special for yourself? These hand-woven infinity scarves are the perfect fit.
Handwoven in my Vermont studio. Each piece is exquisitely woven than machine stitched to ensure a strong seam and finally hand stitched to secure the raw edges. A 3 season scarf made from cotton with a touch of brushed acrylic, giving it that next to skin softness that is desired. Inspiring rich colors add to the beauty of these scarves and makes them a striking addition to anyone's wardrobe, from casual to dressy.
Size: Approximately 7" x 70" around - generously sized- enough to a double wrap.
Peaceful Earth: Earth inspired colors of green, gold, cream , browns and grey.
Namaste: Gradation of dark brown, chocolate brown, ochre, tan and cream combined with a strand of gold metallic, giving a lovely, yet subtle sparkle throughout.
Prism: Beautiful gradation of the colors copper, green, teal and fuchsia combined with a strand of turquoise metallic giving a lovely yet subtle sparkle throughout.
Feng Shui Grey: A lovely blend of grey, charcoal, and white ombre,
Cleansing Quartz: Gradation of Chocolate brown, taupe, silver and charcoal combined with a strand of silver metallic giving this a beautiful sparkle.
Opal: Soft graduation of charcoal, silver and white , combined with a stand of opalescent metallic through, out gives this a lovely, delicate sparkle.
Care: Machine wash cold - gentle cycle - mild detergent - lay flat to dry or toss in dryer on low heat for 10 minutes. Can also be hand washed cold with mild detergent. Roll in towel to squeeze excess moisture - lay flat to dry. Do not iron, do not use bleach.