Blackwattle Hand Dyed Alpaca Yarn
Our farm is located in Murrumbateman in the Yass Valley region. It offers picturesque views of the snow-capped Brindabella Ranges in winter and spectacular sunsets in summer. The fertile ground provides excellent feed for our alpacas all year round. In summer, you may even catch a glimpse of our alpacas cooling off in the dam. The fibre in our hand dyed and natural yarns, is sourced either from our own alpacas or from alpaca farms located in NSW.
Our alpacas are part of our family and we enjoy spending time with them and learning about their individual personalities. All our yarn is hand dyed, by Angela, in our on-site farm shed using the most environmentally sustainable dyes and practices.
Our Background – In 2008 we purchased our first two alpacas to accompany our two miniature goats. As our interest and enjoyment of alpacas increased over the following years, we began visiting other alpaca farms across New South Wales and Victoria, to meet leading alpaca breeders and attending alpaca workshops, seminars and shows, in order to further develop our knowledge of alpacas.
Angela was the President of the Southern NSW Region of the Australian Alpaca Association during 2016/2017 until it was amalgamated into the new NSW State Region on 1 July 2017. She was a committee member on the NSW State Committee as the Industry Liaison and Commercialisation Officer for 12 months. Angela is now a committee member for the organising committee of the World Alpaca Conference, being held in Canberra, in 2020.
Angela is also the convenor of the hugely successful Goulburn Carousel of Colour Show which is held yearly in May. Angela has convened this show for the past 3 years, and every year achieves an even bigger, better and well attended show than the last.
We hope you enjoy looking around our website.
Angela and Matthew Smith