A Chronicle of the Alpaca Life and More!

Alpacas at Willowbrook Farm is passionate about alpacas, the lovely fiber they produce and the lifestyle raising them affords. Here we share information about our life with alpacas, alpaca fiber, fiber arts, and the fiber artists themselves.

Visit Alpacas at Willowbrook at Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

June 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Visit Alpacas at Willowbrook at Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

Next weekend, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June, Alpacas at Willowbrook Farm  will have a vendor booth at the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival.  We have been at the festival for the past four years [...]

Sorting and Grading Alpaca Fiber Part Two

June 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Sorting and Grading Alpaca Fiber Part Two

In another post I outlined the reasons why sorting and grading alpaca fiber is beneficial. Since shearing our alpacas, I have spent many hours in the fleece room sorting my fiber and getting it ready [...]

Fiber Tuesday, Where Alpaca Meets Shetland.

May 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Fiber Tuesday, Where Alpaca Meets Shetland.

Yesterday was Fiber Tuesday - my monthly day off the farm with my fiber friends! It was a beautiful day and we were able to sit on the deck  for lunch and 'show and tell'. [...]

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Felting – A Magical Process at Overland Park Arboretum

March 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Felting – A Magical Process at Overland Park Arboretum

Fiber, (alpaca or wool) hot water, soap and agitation. Put these all together and you can create felt. Felting is an almost magical process turning raw fiber or roving into hats, gloves, scarves, shawls or [...]