Today’s interview is with the owner of Liberty Alpacas, in Maple Valley, Washington. They are breeders of champion huacayas who sell their products directly to the consumer.
Can you tell us a little bit about your farm related to fiber arts? The type of animals and number of animals? Is there anything that makes your farm different from other farms?
We raise champion huacaya alpacas, resulting in royal fineness in a variety of colors! Our speciality is grey and fawn but have a full spectrum from light to dark colored fleeces, roving and 100% alpaca yarns from our own herd.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and the history of your farm? How did you get interested in creating fibers for knitters? How did you come to fiber arts farming? Readers will love to hear your story – so tell it!
Our farm started in 2007 and we realized that it’s all about the fiber! We intentionally keep our herd small to produce elite fleece and allow us to interact daily with each and every alpaca on our farm. We are very involved in a regional and national level of showing these great animals.
What type of products do you create for the fiber arts community?
Liberty Alpacas produces fine fiber, roving, yarns for spinning, weaving, felting (wet & needle), crocheting and knitting
Do you sell fiber products directly to consumers? How can someone purchase products from your farm or produced by your farm?
Yes, we sell our alpaca products directly to the consumers and open our farm up regularly to show people our herd and products. We also participate in community events, farmers markets, national alpaca farm days, etc. We teach seminars about alpaca ownership for pets or business.
Can we visit your farm?
Yes, please come visit our herd! Give us a call or drop us an email to set up a time! Our phone number is (425) 736-2197 or www.libertyalpacas.com
Do you have any specialties that you would like the fiber arts community to know about?
We specialize in rose grey and silver grey animals – highly desirable and all of our products are natural colors. Folks can dye and create their own artistic creations!
Is there anything else you’d like to share?