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Wait, that’s not an alpaca product


I sat down this weekend to design more Christmas stockings (check out the felting page for examples), but I just…couldn’t. It’s much easier to come up with a theme for a friend than one forĀ anyone. Red and green? Or blues, … Continue reading

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Larkspur Craft Fest Recap!


We had an absolutely beautiful fall day on Saturday for the Larkspur Autumn Harvest and Craft Fest. The organizers were caring, the weather was wonderful, and there was an interesting representation of artisans. This is our third craft show this … Continue reading

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Larkspur Autumn Harvest and Craft Fest


And we’re off to another craft fair! This Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM we’ll be at Town Park in Larkspur, a small town halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. The event features children’s games, a costume parade for … Continue reading

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We’re off to Western Welcome Week!


Well, just when it looked like we had a long stretch of down time in front of us, we signed up for another show! Cliff House Alpacas will be at the 84th annual Western Welcome Week this Saturday, August 18th. … Continue reading

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Yarn – Chocolate swirl


I seldom have the opportunity to just play around while spinning. Experimentation is a risk when your fiber source is finite and you have orders to fill. Which is why the gift of a few ounces of sample roving went … Continue reading

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YEEEAAAAAAHHHH!!! Dunn nunn nunn


It looks like she…*puts on sunglasses*…spins a good yarn. Yeeaaaahhh! Dunn nunnĀ nunn *title credits roll* Sorry, had a David Caruso/CSI Miami moment there. I normally spin by weight. I spin two ounces of a single on one bobbin, then two … Continue reading

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A few beginning knitting tips


I’ve talked before about the importance of crafting with friends, and I can’t say it enough: group knitting (or spinning) is the best way to get inspired to work on a project and have fun while you work. So when … Continue reading

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Crafting zone?


I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes a space usable, probably because I’m hoping to have space of my very own soon and I want to include a crafting room. Right now, my craft “zone” is functional, but kind … Continue reading

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Sciatica, carpal tunnel, and crafters: a public service announcement


Most crafts (and jobs for that matter) involve some repetitive motion that can take a toll on your body over time. If you take nothing else away from this post, please remember this: if it hurts, stop doing it. Carpal … Continue reading

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