Alpaca farm opens doors to would-be fibre artists

Oyama Lake Alpaca Farm is inviting everyone to an open ‘Textile Working Studio’ on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Oyama Lake Alpaca Farm is inviting everyone to an open ‘Textile Working Studio’ on Saturday, July 30  and Sunday, July 31 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

There have been many enquiries from visitors  about the process of  ‘wet felting’ natural fibres into scarves, shawls, wall hangings, felt blankets, etc. Darlene will have different styles of ‘wet felting’ on display in her studio during the long weekend.      Although it’s not a formal workshop, there will be demos of wet felting and carding.     You will gain an appreciation of what is involved in producing felt yardage and accessories.

Darlene, the resident Fibre Artist, enjoys carding the Alpaca fibre, spinning, weaving, knitting, hand dyeing, and felting and  has won numerous awards and ribbons for her original designs of wearable art.

Educational farm tours and browsing in the ‘Alpaca Delights’ Gift Gallery will also be available for visitors.     Shearing once a year in the spring provides the soft natural fibre that is processed into a variety of fashionable, functional Alpaca clothing and accessories.

Oyama Lake Alpaca Farm is located at 5561 Oyama Lake Road.

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