Yew Tree Alpaca Products
Yew Tree Alpaca Products originated from our ownership of our herd of 18 alpacas. The 15 white alpacas produce lovely soft white fleece and the 3 brown (male alpacas) a lovely fawn and deep brown fleece which can be processed or hand spun into a range of different knitted or felted products.
Having an increasing amount of this lovely soft fleece after shearing for the first two years we decided to send it for processing to a mini mill in Lincolnshire. It was 3 years ago when our first yarn was produced and a year later we have slowly developed our small business Yew Tree Alpaca Products initially based on the sale of totally natural 100% ivory and chocolate alpaca yarn from our our own herd. The yarn as well as being available to knitters is also hand knitted into a range of beautifully warm and soft knitted accessories.
To complement our ivory and chocolate brown knitwear we also offer different coloured accessories based on dyed alpaca yarn to widen the range. We are also develping various non knitted products to reduce the seasonality of the business.
On the 'live alpaca' side in 2014 for the first time we are offering small scale alpaca events - you can see more details in the events section of this website. Our alpaca adoption package launched last year with two alpacas on offer and eight adoptions. For 2015 we will be offering 4 alpacas and up to 15 adoptions targeted at the Christmas Gift market. Alpaca 'adventure afternoons and bespoke visits for groups complement our 'event range' at the present time.