In 1999, our eyes were opened to the gentle and Earth-friendly alpaca! Unique and charming, we were fascinated to discover what gorgeously soft fleece they produced on a yearly basis. This was a great fit for my lifelong interest in knitting and crochet. I was determined to learn how to prepare and handspin our alpacas' fleece into yarn I could use!
During our 14 years of alpaca breeding, we formed lasting friendships with other folks who were just as enchanted with these ancient beauties. We acquired the best foundation alpacas we could afford and set about breeding a herd of alpacas whose conformation and dreamy fleece won top awards nationwide.
We are now retired from alpaca breeding and are devoted to bringing you the best alpaca products we can find from producers in North America and from the alpaca experts of antiquity, the Peruvians themselves! Let us know what products you would like to see. We would love to hear from you!
~ Alise & John Schmitt
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