Let’s Grow an Alpaca Scarf- Journey 1


A beginners guide to alpaca fiber processing

Let’s Grow an Alpaca Scarf – Journey 1 

A journey from alpaca, fleece to scarf includes all the steps in between.

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In this class we will take a journey to discover the path the alpaca fleece will travel from the alpaca, after shearing day, all the way through the processing steps to become a scarf.

A special class called “Let’s Grow an Alpaca Scarf – Journey 1”

You will have the opportunity to purchase a 2022 fresh alpaca fleece from one of our very special alpacas and at a 20% discount. Then we will process your fleece in class with hands on experience all the way to knitting the scarf. Experience is not necessary but you will need to bring your motivation to learn, ooh and plan to have fun.

Here’s what we will do in this class:

*First class we will adopt an alpaca. That means you will visit with your alpaca at the beginning of each class. You can take pictures, ask questions, learn to halter and walk it. Then on the first session you will purchase the fleece from your adopted alpaca.  We will process the fleece together, then make yarn to  knit your scarf. Sound like fun?

Here is more. The class starts March 4, 2023 runs through May 6, 2023.  We will meet each Saturday 1:00 – 4:00. Note- the last Saturday of each month, or there abouts you are invite to join the alumni of other “Journey Classes” Just to return for fun. Talk about your current project, or future projects. It’s a time to connect with other like minded fiber folks and get ideas or answers to questions.

We will have 8 session of instruction, here are the meeting dates – 

March 4, 11, 18 ,25, April  8, 15, 22, and last class on May 6

(Note there are 2 Saturdays off-

*April 1 PAOBA Alpaca Show in Harrisburg PA  At the farm show complex and

  • * April 29 – Quarry Critters Closed

The class cost is $170, plus the price of the fleece you choose and other supplies you might want.

Supplies you will need:

3 ring binder -1 inch to hold notes from instructor, hand carders, spinning wheel or drop spindle, nitty noddy.  all the supplies you need will be for sale in the shop. (Please consider supporting my local business) , If you happen to have supplies then bring them along.

Supply Fee: $5.00

The class size is very small only 4 participates so let me know if you have interest. First voice gets the first space.

We are going to meet the alpaca, buy it’s fleece, wash it, dry it, skirt it, tumble it, dye it, make into yarn,  and finally knit it into a scarf that you can brag about make your own alpaca scarf from start to finish.

So to get started enroll in the class. You can pay for the whole class now or make a non refundable deposit, (store credit)

Call if you have any questions 717-359-9989, or email juliesalpacas@gmail.com.

I can’t wait to get started. How about you?


Additional information

Pay for Class

2023 Cost for class $170, 2023 hold my spot deposit $40, 2024 waiting list $0.00


  1. Jacqueline Wilson

    This class is well worth the money! Julie is a teacher who explains things in a way that all can understand, regardless of experience level. Each class built on the skills learned in the previous class resulting in a comprehensive course. It was fun, relaxing, and productive. For me, it was the perfect course that reviewed all the topics of interest to me. In addition, being with the alpaca and learning about them made the experience even better. Highly recommend this series of classes.

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