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Our Farm
Our farm, called Blackwattle Alpaca Farm, is located in Murrumbateman NSW, Australia. It is an easy 25 minute drive from Canberra, Australia's capital.

We are passionate about breeding premium alpaca wool and producing breed-specific yarns.

We are commmited to producing and selling luxury yarns whilst caring for our environment, sourcing alpaca fibre from Ausrtalian alapca farms, where possible.
Our Cria
The Blackwattle alpacas grow a soft, luxurious and crimpy fleece, suited to yarn production.

As a working alpaca farm, we focus our breeding program on industry standards for luxury fibre production, which produces premium alpaca yarns.

All our fibre is scientifically tested to ensure premium fibre is used in our yarns. Fibre sourced from other farms, for our yarns, are also tested to ensure our consistent, high quality, processing standards are met.
Our shearer, Ian Elkins, is regarded as somewhat of a legend in the Australian shearing industry having been inducted into the Australian Shearer’s Hall of Fame in 2015, one of only 32 shearers in Australia’s history to achieve this recognition.

Ian also has one world championship under his belt (Denver Colorado 1994) and has been awarded the Australian Shearer of the Year 8 times.

We care immensely for our alpacas, and during shearing they are handled calmly and respectfully.
Hand Dyed
All our yarns are hand dyed by, me - Angela (owner and manager of Blackwattle Yarns) and my team, in our farm shed which has been converted to a dye studio, office, workshop area (where we run crafting workshops) and our Farm Shop.

Angela is supported by four wonderful staff - Jo, Kate, Simone and Patrick.