We are very excited to announce the arrival of our luxurious alpaca fibre duvets! They are currently available in size queen or double. What is so special about these duvets?
These handmade duvets are 100% alpaca fleece batting in 260 thread count, down proof 100% cotton. Light but warm, alpaca duvets are made of natural alpaca fibre which is a hollow fibre, its these properties that give it its great thermal properties, keeping you cool in summer and warm in the winter. Alpaca is its ability to regulate body temperature and the ability to wick away moisture from the body, giving one a better night’s sleep.
In addition to this when the moisture has been wicked away the fibre dries out quickly, this then makes a very dry environments which prevents dust mites living in the products. Alpaca fiber's porous nature is naturally dry and clean which prevents dust mites and other allergens from settling in making it hypo-allergenic.
Our duvets are also environmentally friendly. Our alpacas are raised in a pesticide free environment and their wool is a renewable resource. No chemicals, dyes or bleaches are used when the wool is processed. We use only 100% cotton fabric so the whole product is biodegradable at the end of its long life. Alpaca fiber loves fresh air and will re-loft when put outside for a few hours. Our products are also washable – with care. Please refer to our washing instructions.
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We are finally settling in to our new location in Lyndhurst, Ontario. However, the remaining alpacas are still in their temporary home in Huntsville. We would really like to see them sold to a new farm as soon as possible. We have 11 male alpacas left (3 of which are cria) and 1 male guardian llama. If you are interested, please text Barb at 705-507-1197.
Our online store is still open and we hope to have a small store set up in our new home as soon as possible. We are hoping to make the rounds to Fairs/Shows again this Summer/Fall and hope to see some of you there!
Although the farm is closing and our family is moving, the business of Round House Alpacas will continue to remain open online www.roundhousealpacas.ca selling our hand knit alpaca products, yarn, socks, and jerky. Barb can also still be reached at 705-507-1197.
The herd is currently up for sale, there are 10 males, 3 cria and one male guardian llama left. Pictures of (most) of them can be found in our gallery. Please contact Barb for prices and information.
We have been knitting up a storm all winter (and it has been a LONG winter!) and now we are trying to get our online store up-to-date! More new knitted items added daily. Just added to the mittens and hats categories, check them out! Here's a sneak-peek...
A big thanks to all our wonderful volunteers this weekend! We were able to shear all the boys which is 1/2 the job done! Don't forget that next weekend (Friday April 27th-Sunday April 29th) we will need some more help as we finish up the herd! If you are able to come please let us know either on our Facebook page or by texting Barb at 705-507-1197. A few pictures from our weekend adventures...
Volunteers needed, no experience necessary. Must be 15 yrs. or older.
Thursday, April 18th, 2018 - Sunday, April 21st, 2018
8 AM to 6 PM daily
Lunch, Supper and snacks and drinks provided.
To RSVP or for inquiries please text (705-507-1197) Barb or email her (email@example.com) .
Various jobs include:
* brushing/blowing off animals
* helping to clean and sort fibre
* helpers at the shearing table to help hold and calm the animals
* floor sweepers
Our website store was down for a few days. Everything should be back to normal now. Sorry for any inconvenience!
All-natural, hypo-allergenic alpaca dryer balls are an excellent alternative to the chemicals of fabric softeners or dryer sheets for softening clothes, reducing static, eliminating wrinkles.
If you miss the scent of dryer sheets, you can add a drop of your favourite essential oils to keep it all natural.
Pick up yours today!
Hand knit gifts are always great, but hand knit ALPACA gifts are AWESOME! We have just updated our online store with all of our newest one-of-a-kind hand knits that are sure to keep your loved ones warm and stylish this season! Check them out today at www.roundhousealpacas.ca
I forgot to mention in the last update that our new yarn is priced and up for sale on the website! You will notice it is marked as "new" this is not only so that you can find it easier, but also because our older stock is from a different mill and has different skein sizing and therefore prices. We are in the process of creating standard sizes for our yarn (~100g).
We have added a few new things to our yarn stash which we hope you will enjoy. We now have chunky yarn and a new striped yarn called barber pole (above). For those interested, the barber pole dyes well, today I tried a pink one and a teal one and absolutely love the results!
Beth Sheach; daughter of the owner and operator of Round House Alpaca Farm.