Alpacas For Sale
Hay For Sale
Roger & Jessie Keymel, Owners
4836 Walworth-Ontario Road, Walworth, NY 14568
Our Stoney Elm Alpaca farm is in Western Wayne County, 15 miles from Lake Ontario.
A Typical Shearing Day, See the Pictures Here!
News Letter 2014- pdf file
Contact Us for the following:
The fleece shorn from Alpaca is hair, not wool. A subspecies called Suri, has a silky shine and much more tensile strength than Llama or sheepswool.
Alpaca hair also has a much higher specific weight than sheepswool.
Alpaca fiber incorporates the finest features of the world's natural fibers. It is as soft as cashmere as well as stronger and three times
warmer than wool.
The fiber is very strong and extremely resilient. A history of spending freezing temperatures at high altitudes has given
Alpacas more thermal capacity in its fiber than nearly any other animal. The Alpaca fiber contains microscopic air pockets
which give it powerful insulating value - which makes it ideal for human clothing. It is also very lightweight, another plus in the clothing department.
Alpaca fiber has an refined value like Mohair or Angora. The total production does not exceed 2, 500 tons per year.
The Suri Alpaca are normally shorn every 2 years,and the Huacaya every year when the staple is about 4 inches (10cm) long. The fist clip is called "baby or Royal Alpaca" and
commands high prices. The older the animal, the coarser will be its hair.
The international market for alpaca fiber officially recognizes 22 different natural Alpaca colors. The coloration runs through quite a
vast number of shades! There is an entire range of browns as well as pure white to pure black, and many more. Regardless of available
natural colors, Alpaca fiber can be dyed to any color without losing it's beautiful natural luster.
Long ago, the Incan kings recognized the Alpaca's unique qualities and they reserved the Alpaca's fabric for the exclusive use of their
royal court. Petroglyphs found in Peru, dating back over four thousand years, depicts shepherds tending to herds of Alpacas.
- Raw Fleece
- Naturally Colored
- Seasonally Available
- Contact Us for availability
- 3 ply sport weight yarn available in:
The same High Quality and light weight warmth, Minimal pilling, Unlike wool, contains no lanolin, Silky Soft, Hypoallergenic, Unique Appearance, Long Lasting and Durable
- Naturally Colored, Colors seasonally available
- Dyed yarn, contact us for Color Selections
- Roving Available
- Natural Colors
- Bagged as available
- Handmade Yarn Products and Peruvian Imports
- Felted Purses,
- and Socks.
- For other, Contact Us
Composed with care by:
Mary Jo Marceau-Hawthorne - By Grace Websites; e-mail: MJMHandmadeCreations@gmail.com