In 2006, when we bought thirteen pregnant alpacas as the foundation for our herd, I took their fleeces to a mini-mill to be spun into fawn, grey and white DK and aran yarn. We decided to breed alpaca alongside Wensleydale sheep because I found some wool too itchy to wear next to my skin. The range of knitting wools and patterns has grown year on year and we started to buy increasing amounts of fleece. Now we no longer keep any animals, I buy top quality alpaca fleece from breeders in the UK and painstakingly sort it myself . Although I produce many alpaca blends dyed in beautiful colours, pure UK alpaca yarns in the wide range of natural colours will continue to be at the heart of what we do.
Over the years, I have also had some socks knitted from my yarns and in early 2018, I bough the sock part of John Arbon Textiles business. The full range of wool and alpaca socka are available on the Arbon Socks website.