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Saturday, September 24, 2016

National Alpaca Farm Days

Pearl getting a few pellets

Pearl getting a few pellets

Saturday September 24, 2016 Come Join Us

It's Fun and it's FREE!

Join us for our 6th annual open house on National Alpaca Farm Days. We are joining alpaca ranchers across the US and Canada opening our ranch so you can meet the alpacas face to face. Walk through our pastures and experience the gentle nature of our alpacas.
Bring your camera to take pictures with the alpacas. Learn about the alpaca and the life style directly from your local alpaca ranchers. Watch demonstrations of spinning, weaving and other fiber activities.
Start your holiday shopping early in our boutique where you'll find alpaca apparel and products.
Bring your knitting or crocheting and join us for the afternoon.
Cali getting lots of attention

Cali getting lots of attention

Alpaca Talks

Alpaca Talks

Hot Dog's and Water

Hot Dog's and Water


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Open Farm Days- Shearing a day at the spa for alpacas

Kris Shearing

Kris Shearing

Join us on Saturday, March 26,2016 from 10 AM to 3 PM
Rain or Shine

LEARN about alpacas.
WATCH the annual harvest/shearing of their fiber.
SEE fiber artists processing the fiber.
SHOP in the boutique for alpaca products and gifts.
ASK about our SPRING ALPACA SALE
ENJOY a beautiful day in the country.

Where: Arapaho Rose Alpacas
10702 Arapaho Dr
Redding, CA

Diplomat BEFORE

Diplomat BEFORE

Diplomat AFTER

Diplomat AFTER

Gettin a new hair do

Gettin a new hair do


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Weave a Scarf Class

I want to thank Colleen for the great class on weaving a scarf. Fun was had by all and some beautiful scarves where created.

Monday, September 21, 2015

6th Annual Open Ranch and Nat'l Alpaca Farm Days

National Alpaca Farm Day- Open Farm at Arapaho Rose Alpacas

Saturday, September 26, 2015 10AM to 4 PM

It's Fun and it's FREE!

Join us for our 6th annual open house on National Alpaca Farm Days. We are joining alpaca ranchers across the US and Canada opening our ranch so you can meet the alpacas face to face. Walk through our pastures and experience the gentle nature of our alpacas.

Bring your camera to take pictures with the alpacas. Learn about the alpaca and the life style directly from your local alpaca ranchers. Watch demonstrations of spinning, weaving and other fiber activities.


Start your holiday shopping early in our boutique where you'll find alpaca apparel and products.

Bring your knitting or crocheting and join us for the afternoon.

Friday, September 18, 2015

West Coast Alpaca Fleece Show 2015

Fleeces waiting to be judged

Fleeces waiting to be judged

This is the third time I have hosted a fleece show in my garage. It's also a great way to be sure the garage gets cleaned at least once a year. The good news is the fleece show was only a week before the Open Ranch and National Alpaca Farm days. This cleaning is a step in getting ready for that event.
Fleece room for West Coast Alpaca Show

Fleece room for West Coast Alpaca Show


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Honey Bee Festival 2015

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

This is the 6th year we have participated in this festival. The festival staff came by and told us that people are calling them to make sure the alpacas will be here this year. :)
Booth @ Honey Bee

Booth @ Honey Bee


Sunday, April 5, 2015

California Classic Roundup Alpaca & Fiber Show

April 11 & 12, 2015
Dixon Fairgrounds, Dixon CA
F R E E A D M I S S I O N !!
You and your family are invited to the Tenth Annual California Classic Alpaca & Fiber Show. CALPACA returns the Premier California Alpaca Show again this year to the DIXON Fairgrounds April 11 & 12. A multitude of ranches from all over California, Nevada, Oregon and Arizona will be represented. What better way to learn more about the alpaca industry than to talk to alpaca breeders and meet 200 alpacas face to face plus, get your hands on their luxurious fiber? Admission is FREE! Be sure to bring your camera!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

CLASS - Exploring Mushroom and Lichen Dyes with Alissa Allen

SATURDAY, MAY 16TH 10am to 3pm

$80 Includes all supplies - Pre-registration required at mycopigments.com/upcoming-events or email questions to Alissa Allen mycopigments@gmail.com

Many wild mushrooms and lichens contain permanent, intensely colored dyes. In this workshop, you will explore a multitude of local dye mushrooms.

Wild foraged fungi and ethically harvested lichens will define our palette. Using 10 species of urban and woodland fungi, along with eco-friendly mordants, we will create a full spectrum of incredibly rich colors - about 20 in all! Learn about foraging, ethical practices, basic identification concepts, and get hands on experience extracting mushroom and lichen dyes for wool and silk.

Shibori dye techniques will be demonstrated and you will take home a beautiful hand designed silk chiffon scarf, a rainbow of dye samples created in class, recipes and complete instructions for recreating the dyeing process at home, and a color guide to the best local dye fungi and lichens.

DO NOT MISS THIS unique educational opportunity to learn about the brilliant dyes found in wild mushrooms and lichens.

Pre-Registration is required

Sunday, April 5, 2015

CLASS - You made THAT on a Rigid Heddle Loom! This class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled

Sunday April 19th 10 AM - 2pm

Instructor: Colleen Harvey-Arrison, treadledancer@gmail.com
$20 Non-Members

No weaving experience necessary. Please email for your reservation.

BRING: A lunch. If you plan on practicing on a pre-warped loom, please bring yarn and a stick shuttle (if you have one)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Colleen will be demonstrating weave structures most commonly use on a rigid heddle loom:

Anything but "plain" plain weave
Finger Controlled lace Weaves
Pick up for warp and weft floats
Warp and Weft faced cloth
Using 2 heddles for finer setts and double layers
Variable dent reeds

Colleen will warp a loom in less than 40 minutes: measuring, sleighing, beaming and threading using the direct warp method.

After lunch, student will have the opportunity to experience weaving on one of the pre-warped looms.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Shearing Demonstration and Spring Alpaca Sale

Join us on Saturday, March 26,2016 from 10 AM to 3 PM
Rain or Shine

LEARN about alpacas.
WATCH the annual harvest/shearing of their fiber.
SEE fiber artists processing the fiber.
SHOP in the boutique for alpaca products and gifts.
ASK about our SPRING ALPACA SALE
ENJOY a beautiful day in the country.

Where: Arapaho Rose Alpacas
10702 Arapaho Dr
Redding, CA
Diplomat Before Shearing

Diplomat Before Shearing

Diplomat After Shearing

Diplomat After Shearing