Where do Alpacas come from?

A very short history lesson first!

Related to the Vicuna, Llama and Guanaco the Alpaca was treasured by the ancient Inca civilisation of South America for it's soft fibre for clothing and it's production of meat, the finest fleeces were reserved for royalty and known as the Fibre of the Gods.

1,000 years before the Roman Empire existed there was a thriving economy in South America based on the Alpaca and their fibre was thought to have been even better than the very finest we have today. Unfortunately the Spanish conquest of the Incas 500 years ago resulted in the Alpaca being hunted almost to extinction for food and because it was considered to be a competitor for the introduced sheep grazing grounds. The survivors were driven higher into the Andes mountains where they remained. It wasn't until the mid 1980's that the first Alpacas were imported into the US and Canada, then Australia and New Zealand. Alpacas started to arrive in the UK in the mid 90's and are now bred all over Europe.

Europe is a fair way behind America and Australia in it's ability to provide a sustainable fibre industry at the moment which requires more top quality animals producing more fibre of a consistent quality to supply the high end clothing market. The more people who chose to own these lovely animals and use their lustrous fibre the better for our industry in the future. 






 

   NEW THIS SEASON - SURI ALPACA FIBRE, PELOTES & ECHEVEAU
 

Raw after shearing for you to spin as you wish
 

Processed into pelotes and echeveau to use directly
 

Hats, scarves gloves & mittens from this lustrous fibre
 


We are also excited to have a new range of products to offer sourced direct from Peru, home of the alpaca

 

 

Alpaca wool and fleeces for sale - Limousin

The Alpaca balls of wool examples are in Fawn, Grey and Heather. We also sell the Alpaca raw fibre directly from the alpaca for hand spinning, felting or using as filling for cushions, pillows, duvets etc. Looking at the parted grey fleece of Tortuga, a rose grey colour. Note the shine and crimp of the fibre (squiggles) As Alpaca fibre contains no lanolin, unlike sheep, it is hypoallergenic.

Filly's fawn fleece on the table being 'skirted', preparing for spinning. We sell fleece by the kilo like this, premium quality being the blanket, seconds being the neck and top of legs and thirds used mostly for felting and stuffing. Prices for raw fibre are dependant on the quality of the fleece and weight.


We are very pleased to announce that we are now breeding the rarer and much sought-after Suri alpaca
alongside our successful herd of Huacaya's
.
Suri alpacas for sale alongside our Huacaya's on the "Sales pages".

Please contact us for further details and availability of products.

Assorted wool in pelotes (balls) and echeveau (skeins), all natural colours apart from the blue... of which we are yet to breed a blue alpaca but we can but try.  In the meantime, the dye used is all natural ingredients!

Our range of Alpaca wool for sale:  All prices TTC. (TVA incl.)
Call for more details
Fix: 0033 (0)5 55 47 33 92    Portable: 0033 (0)6 79 46 68 83
Contact us by email click here

 

Katla

aqua tint echeveaux

100gms - 28€

Mikael

citrouille echeveaux

100gms - 28€

Issac / Debut - white/black mix

grey pelotes 50gms - 13€
grey echeveaux 50gms - 11€

Fraggle

echeveaux

50gms - 14€

Tuppence

echeveaux

50gms - 14€

 

Pepper

echeveaux

50gms - 15€

 

Blaze

echeveaux

50gms - 16.50€

Cassis

pelotes

50gms - 13€

Espresso

echeveaux

100gms - 24€

Asterix

grey pelotes 

100gms - 26€

Elianne

fawn pelotes 

100gms - 26€

Sherlock / Eponine

pelotes 100gms - 26

 


Alpaca wool products for sale


SOFT, LUXURIOUS, WARM

Alpaca wool scarves, hats and fingerless mittens to buy

All prices TTC. (TVA incl.)

 

Assorted Beenie hats from

26€

Scarf dyed Framboise

Beenie hat

75€

38€

Scarf dyed Framboise

Assorted fingerless mittens from

60€

18€ 

 

 

Beenies, scarves and stoles

Chaussons, slippers and booties

 

Small bonnets from 18€

Felted stole from 35€

Scarves from 35€

Variety of sizes - Chaussons slippers booties reverse view

Felted from a mix of texel sheep's wool, alpaca and angora wool, latex sole for durability. from 35€

 

Peruvian products for sale

BRIGHT, FUN, COLOURFUL

Bags, toys, jewellery, hats, scarves and gloves


All prices TTC. (TVA incl.)


 

Peruvian Products for sale Limousin France 1

Come and see us at the shows 

Scarf / Hat in various colours 

14,90€

Peruvian Products for sale Limousin France 2

Chillos in various colours 

19,90€

Peruvian Products for sale Limousin France 4

Gloves in various colours 

14,90€

Peruvian Products for sale Limousin France 6

Rucksack in various colours 

19,90€

Peruvian Products for sale Limousin France 5

Bags in various colours 

19,90€

Bracelet 

3.50€

Peruvian Products for sale Limousin France 7

Manta 300ml 

29,90€

Peruvian Products for sale Limousin France 8

Finger puppets 

1€

Keyrings 

2€

Peruvian Products for sale Limousin France 11

Pens

1.50€

We make a selection of wooden chicken for a bit of decorative fun around the house or garden Standing between 24 cms and 42 cms high, painted and varnished both sides, priced at 40€ each or two for 70€