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Alpaca Farm & Fiber Mill Open House

July 21, 2012 @ 11:00 am - July 22, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

What’s an alpaca? What do you do with them? How is yarn made?

Find out the answers to these questions and many more at the Alpaca Farm & Fiber Mill Open House. Located in Brandon, VT, Maple View Farm Alpacas and the Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. Join us for a fun weekend on the farm!

Visitors will be greeted by over 30 alpacas including 7 cria (babies) born recently, who will entertain you as they romp and play. The unique capabilities of the FeltLOOM will be demonstrated and Muffy Kashkin Grollier, a juried fiber artist, will showcase her amazing art using various felting techniques. And, of course, there will be activities for the children.

Ed and Debbie Bratton have been raising alpacas for 10 years at their 100 acre farm in Brandon. Alpacas are a domesticated species of the South American Camelid, raised for the fine, warm, hypoallergenic fiber they produce. Alpaca fiber, which comes in 22 natural colors, is used to make knitted and woven items, similar to wool.

The Brattons recently opened a newly built fiber mill and studio on the farm. The mill offers custom processing of fiber into high quality batts, roving, yarn and felt.

For more information, visit the website at www.mapleviewfarmalpacas.com or Facebook at Maple View Farm Alpacas and Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio. The farm is located at 185 Adams Rd, Brandon, VT. Contact
mvfalpacas@earthlink.net or 802.247.5412 for more information.

Details

Start:
July 21, 2012 @ 11:00 am
End:
July 22, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

Venue

Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio at Maple View Farm
185 Adams Rd
Brandon, VT 05733 United States
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Phone:
802.236.9158

Organizer

Vermont Fiber MIll & Studio
Phone:
802.236.9158
Email:
vtfibermill@gmail.com
Website:
www.vermontfibermill.com