Alpaca farm on Vancouver Island

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We visited Yellow Point Alpacas recently during a studio tour for the Cedar and Yellow Point area, an hour and a half north of Victoria. Lenie and Peter have been raising alpacas for years and they really love and care for their herd of 21. Their alpacas look amazing! Lenie told us of the great lengths they go to give them only the best food and care. Alpacas have sensitive gums and teeth so the quality of the cut grasses they eat can really affect them. Lenie and Peter give their alpacas grasses that are third cuts from fields and find this really helps keep them healthy and their fleece top quality.

Sharon ended up buying two and a quarter pounds of the best quality part of the fleece called the blanket. Once the fleece had gone through five washings, it was wonderfully soft and ready for carding. There was virtually no waste. Over the next few days some of the fleece will be carded with merino, pulled sari silk and angora to produce a lustrously soft batt for spinning.

Yellow Point Alpaca
Young alpaca at Yellow Point Alpacas.
Yellow Point Alpacas near Victoria, BC
Yellow Point Alpacas. Not a bad home at all for their 21 alpacas!
Trimming alpacas teeth
Alpacas getting dental care. Clip teeth and check gums.
Alpaca fleece
Raw fleece before washing from Yellow Point Alpacas
Alpaca fleece for carding and spinning
Washed alpaca fleece. Ready for carding and spinning.
Alpaca fleece for fibre projects
Raw and ready. Alpaca fibre from Yellow Point Alpacas.

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Chaotic Fibres offers many varieties of wool, silks and specialty fibres to felters, spinners and other fibre artisans from around the world as well as from around our local Vancouver Island. See our online store for quality, natural fibres.

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