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7 Ways To Tell The Difference Between an Alpaca vs Llama

by Kelley Hobart December 05, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

We're often asked what the difference is between llamas and alpacas.  Both llamas and alpacas are south american camelids and they are related but definitely not the same.  

Here are 6 quick ways to tell the difference between an Alpaca and a Llama. 

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Independent's Celebration - Malabrigo

by 6 July 24, 2015 4 min read 0 Comments

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Top 6 Reasons You Should Start Spinning On A Drop Spindle

by AD Staff May 28, 2015 3 min read 0 Comments

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Idaho Spin-In 2015 Recap

by 6 April 15, 2015 2 min read 0 Comments

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The Journey Of Our Ranch Alpaca Fiber To Spun Alpaca Roving

The Journey Of Our Ranch Alpaca Fiber To Spun Alpaca Roving

by Kelley Hobart June 19, 2014 3 min read 0 Comments

Each year we shear our alpacas and harvest their fiber to make into roving for our customers. Our animals have been carefully chosen for their fiber quality, color and great personalities. As the summer heats up, it is important to remove the fiber so each alpaca can stay cool and comfortable.
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No one does alpaca like Alpaca Direct!

by 7 April 05, 2012 3 min read 0 Comments

It’s tough to get knitters, spinners & crocheters to agree on anything-- let’s face it, we’re an opinionated bunch of people! Fiber lovers of all stripes get into heated arguments at our Idaho storefront: whose craft is easiest for beginners, which stitch is best for a breathtaking scarf, whether metal or wooden tools are better & under what conditions... But underneath all the lighthearted (or occasionally not-so-lighthearted!) squabbling, there’s one thing that draws us all together once more: an appreciation for fiber of true quality & value. That’s why we at Alpaca Direct are so passionate about crafting with alpaca yarn & rovings!
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