Wednesday 18 February 2009

British Alpaca Futurity looms

As the British Alpaca Futurity looms I have posted off my entries into the Craft Competition. Ladies who were at our recent felting day may recall I had entered some felted slippers - not that I was sure how to make them!!

Anyway I'm pleased to say that I managed to make them and was quite pleased with the result, I will share the photo of them with you after the event. I also entered a couple of other items in different sections, so fingers crossed the judge will like them.

Hopefully, in the future, we will be able to take animals down to the show once our own studs have cria on the ground. In the meantime I will have to settle for entering some of the Barnacre herds finished products.

Debbie Rippon

Thursday 5 February 2009

Felting Day

Although I am quite late in posting this blog, I'm sure it is better late than never. Firstly thank you and well done to Paul for setting this up this system of communication and hopefully anyone else like me who had never blogged before will soon take the plunge. It should prove to be an excellent way of communicating with other members but only if we all help to get things moving and use it.

I just wanted to say what a great day we all had on Sunday 25th January in the very capable hands of Jenny Pepper, she proved to be a very effective felting teacher, making the day really enjoyable and creative. Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy making both a vessel and flat piece of felt, usually using fibre from their own alpacas.

Well done to Melanie for all her hard work in organising the day. If anyone has any other ideas for talks or workshops for NEBAG could they please let either Melanie or myself know.

Kathryn Shrimpton
Nero Black Alpaca

Monday 2 February 2009

New package of 2 imminent birthing females for sale

These girls will be of interest to new and existing breeders, full details can be found on our website. They are both from the world class stable of EP Cambridge Alpaca Stud. Aria (dark fawn) is pregnant to the renowned Accoyo Killawasi, sire of champions. Molly (white) is pregnant to the stunning Accoyo Remarque.
The girls are due to give birth very shortly, with both expected to produce stunning cria which will be an assest both in terms of genetics and fleece quality, which is after all what we are breeding alpacas for.

For more information or to arrange to see them please give me a call or drop me an email.

Debbie Rippon
01670 772499