Big, strong, and super-soft! These are BIG, beautiful skeins of 2-ply, white/medium-light-fawn-colored yarn grown by our alpaca, Zappa.
We are not breeders -- this yarn is 100% Northern New York grown by beloved, rescued alpacas at Better Farm, a sustainability campus, artist colony, organic farm and animal sanctuary in Redwood, NY. We provide a safe haven for farm animals who have suffered abuse and neglect. Our seven alpacas — Inez, Buffalo, Frankie Blue Eyes, Zappa, Vega, Delilah, and Augusta — get sheared annually as part of our herd health maintenance to ensure they're comfortable throughout the summer months. Sale of their gorgeous fiber defrays costs for the animals' care, including veterinary care, food, upgrades to their paddocks and barns, and extra treats (we love to spoil all our animal friends!).
Like all alpacas, Zappa's fiber is hypoallergenic, lanolin free and very warm. The fiber is custom-spun at a nearby, independent processor.
Care: Handwash in cool water without too much agitation.
For more information about Better Farm and the work we do, visit www.betterfarm.org.
We have two sizes of skein available:
Approx. 5 oz, 200 yds Approx. 3 oz, 150 yds
Please note that, due to differences in device screen resolution, the actual color may vary slightly from the photograph