by Kelley Hobart November 14, 2017 1 min read

As many of you know, we're a small business and really value your patronage.  

To celebrate Small Business Saturday we have a contest to share with others and spread the news about Alpaca Direct! 

Small Business Saturday
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Like many of you, I was researching various masks to make for my friends and family and wanted one that could be made quickly, had a nice fit around the nose, and provided an option for a replaceable filter to provide a little more protection for myself and others nearby. So I fired up my sewing machine and started experimenting! 

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by Kathleen Cubley April 03, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

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by Kathleen Cubley March 27, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

Sometimes you just need an easy project to work on, and Kelley's new free pattern, the Simple Ribbed Hat, is the perfect cast-on for times like these.

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