Episode 21 – A passion for alpaca fleece with Julia Berry

By Alpaca Tribe / May 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

In conversation with Julia Berry of Apple Cross Alpacas who has a passion for alpaca fibre and a mission to share the delight of top quality fleece with everyone.

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Episode 20 – Preparing for shearing

By Alpaca Tribe / May 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Join Steve & Sue Heatherington as they talk through five questions to help you prepare for shearing.

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Episode 19 – Victoria Barrett of Simply Alpaca

By Alpaca Tribe / May 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Victoria Barrett has over 10 yrs of alpaca experience. Here we talk about what new and prospective owners need to know; her alpaca fibre workshops and handling courses, including animal-assisted interventions.

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Episode 18 – Selling alpaca fibre and products to crafters

By Alpaca Tribe / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Taking alpaca fibre to the craft market. A great day out at Wonderwool Wales with alpaca owners and their gorgeous products. With Sue Heatherington

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Episode 17 – Alpacappella Jewellery with Marta Kwasniewicz

By Alpaca Tribe / April 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Marta Kwasniewicz designs and produces beautiful jewellery with alpaca fibre using a range of techniques including Kumihimo the Japanese braiding technique.

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Episode 16 – Ted & Bessie producing sustainable and ethical knitwear with Catherine Price

By Alpaca Tribe / April 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ted & Bessie is the great trading name for Catherine Price who designs and produces sustainable and ethical knitwear from alpaca fibre. Hear her talk about the journey and the challenges overcome to achieve this.

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Episode 15 – Handling and starting well with Julie Taylor-Browne

By Alpaca Tribe / April 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

With 20 years of alpaca and llama experience, Julie Taylor-Browne is a champion of sensible and sensitive handling of alpacas to get the best from them and care for them well. Well qualified and experienced Julie is a great source of alpaca common sense

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Episode 14 – BAS Show Reflections

By Alpaca Tribe / April 3, 2019 / 2 Comments

An eclectic and personal reflection on the BAS National Show 2019. Great experience; great opportunity. Visit a show soon.

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Episode 13 – Topical Alpaca Tips with Steve Heatherington

By Alpaca Tribe / March 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

A small selection of topical tips for alpacas as we enter the Spring. From mating, to shearing, to birthing there are things to be thinking about and preparing for. As a bonus there are some equipment suggestions too. Have a spring clean sort out and get ready for the new season.

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Episode 12 – Jeremiah Owen of Southern California

By Alpaca Tribe / March 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Jermiah Owen might have some Welsh roots if you go back far enough but he and his family are well established in Southern Califonia with the recent additions to the ranch – 7 suri alpacas. Hear about his journey so far, what he is learning along the way and how much he is enjoying it.

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