May 30, 2014

Artisan Yarns from Hampden Hills Alpacas

Welcome to Artisan Yarns! I think what sets us apart from many indie dyers is that we are not only dyers and fiber artists, but we also raise and breed alpacas. We know alpaca inside and out! We are a two-person operation and have been dying alpaca and alpaca blend yarns since 2000. As of the recent year, we’ve been growing quickly. This last year alone, we are featured in two of the latest books by Margaret Hubert (the first one os coming out June 1st), featured in Holla Knits, and last month we were a proud supplier of yarn to subscribers of the very popular yarn subscription club, Yarn Box.

Our yarns range from a worsted/chunky weight called “Alpaca Magic” to DK weights. “Creé-Ah’s Breath” is 100% baby alpaca, and “Alpaca Silk” is a 70% alpaca/30% silk blend. This July, we will debut our new “Alpaca Silk Lace” at the TKGA Conference. All our yarns come in Hand-Painted, Tonal, and Solid collections.

We hope you will join our Facebook fan page for updates on new yarns, colors, shows, announcements, etc., and join our Ravelry group.

We hope you love what you see (and feel). We believe in creating colorful luxury one small batch at a time. We’d be honored if you chose our yarn to make your next masterpiece!