Gn'R Alpaca farm was located in Lisle, Ontario, but as of Nov. 12 2020 will be setting up in Oliver B.C. As a Boutique.
We will be specializing in alpacas fibre, yarn and finished hand made products.
Gail has always been interested in fibre which is why alpacas was such a good fit with their interest in natural, quality materials.
Alpaca fleece is lustrous and silky, warmer than wool, not prickly and contains no lanolin, which makes it non allergenic. It is soft and luxurious. Alpaca fibre is also flame-resistant.
Gn'R Farm processes fleece from start to finish. Gail will continue this but will be getting her fibre from the Ontario Breeder her animals were from. This allows her to get only the best grade to use, and allows her animals to age gracefully.
Alpacas are sheered in May, the processing continues right through till the next sheering.
All the while the animals are starting to grow new fleece for the next season.
We have raw fleece, carded fleece, roving, hand spun yarns, right through to completed items like hats, mitts, scarves.....
Items may be felted, knit, crocheted or woven.
Each is a hand made "one of a kind".
Socks are always a great choice too.
FUN FIBRE FACTS
Alpaca is found in every natural colour and shade (22 basic recognized colours).
Alpaca fibre is very strong and resilient.
The fibre contains microscopic air pockets that create lightweight garments with high insulation values.
The cellular structure of the fibre produces a soft handle unmatched by most specialty fibres.
Alpaca has a natural rich luster that gives garments high visual appeal.
Alpaca is easily dyed any colour and still retains its natural luster.
Alpaca does not easily tear, pill, stain or create static.
Alpaca garments are easily cleaned and last a long time.
Gn'R Alpaca Farm is a retailer of Diamond Yarns.
Gn'R products now available at The Textile Museum of Canada gift store, Natural Choice, Dogfather, House of Cat, Twigs and Gardens, to name a few, and through the website.
Workshops are available:
Needle felting 3D objects
Nuno Scarf Felting
3D Felted Vessels
Call to set up a class, and to confirm pricing.