ABOUT OUR ALPACA ADVENTURE
ANNADELE ALPACAS was founded by Deb King and Sharon Heiser almost two decades ago. They were on vacation in rural Northwestern Pennsylvania, when they discovered a deep connection to the quiet, rolling land and Alpacas. Deb and Sharon found themselves changing lanes to lead new and dramatically different lives as Alpaca farmers.
They learned how to breed, birth and improve genetics for better fiber, and they competed in livestock competitions winning numerous awards. As their herd grew, Deb and Sharon's respect for the fascinatingly curious and intelligent Alpacas turned into a deep love of the luxurious fiber they produce. They took up the heritage craft of spinning, and started producing gorgeous natural colored and dyed yarns. Their spinning and dyeing gave way to weaving, knitting and felting... and a traditional handcrafts business was born!
Deb and Sharon have never looked back and today, with their Ohio based partners Karen Beckwith and Juliann Fausel, they employ a wide range of hand crafting techniques in the creation of ANNADELE ALPACAS distinctive products. They are proud to offer fine crafted YARNS, GLOVES, HATS, SCARVES, SHAWLS and SWEATERS. ANNADALE ALPACAS is well known for their wonderfully warm line of SOCKS. Many of their items are one of a kind works of art. All of their products are imbued with the beauty and richness of nature, in a direct reflection of the land they come from and are inspired by.
*YARNS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY AT SHOWS & THE FARM STORE.
CONNECT WITH THE BEAUTY & ABUNDANCE OF NATURE
Fiber guilds and groups can tour the ANNADELE ALPACAS FARM. With a reservation, they can learn about and meet the Alpacas, have lunch, and visit the FARM STORE where a full range of the farms yarns and products are available for purchase. CONTACT US to arrange a tour!
Individuals and families are invited to join us for our holiday OPEN FARM.
TREAT YOURSELF TO A DAY FILLED WITH CREATIVE SPIRIT
ANNADELE ALPACAS offers one day classes on DYEING, SPINNING, WEAVING, KNITTING and FELTING. Check the ALL THINGS ANNADELE BLOG for announcements about upcoming classes and events.