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On Farm Holiday Shopping with Ziraldo Alpacas

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Pop over to Ziraldo Alpacas for an unique on-the-farm holiday shopping experience!

Saturday, December 9th – 10 am – 5pm

Sunday, December 10th – 11 am – 5pm

Ziraldo Alpacas 21370 Fairview Rod. Thames Centre, N0M 2P0

Enjoy some hot apple cider and cookies while you shop!

Luxurious locally grown alpaca products, including alpaca yarn, socks, insoles, mittens, gloves and hats.

Amazing wool dryer balls made of 100% Canadian wool.

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Workshop Alert: Felted Flowers & Beads

 

Felted Beads Upper Canada Fibreshed

 

HOW TO MAKE FELTED FLOWERS AND BEADS

 

 

In this workshop you will learn how to design and make  unique felted flowers and beads using the wet felting technique.

Learning this technique allows you to create not only flowers but has unlimited possibilities.

Alpaca fibre will be used since I am an alpaca farmer and accents supplied may be wool or silk.

Workshop includes all materials, no experience required, but bring your own towel.

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Presenter: Gail Franklin-Hawes of Gn’R Alpaca Farm.  A weaving and textile graduate and fibre artist who loves raising her own alpacas.

Date: Sunday June 4, 2017

Time: 10 – 12pm and offered again 1 – 3pm

Fee: $25

At: Gn’R Alpaca Farm, 8561 Main St. Lisle, ON.   416-526-0503 to register

 


Gn’R Alpaca Farm and Fibre Boutique

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Gail is a mother to 7 male alpacas: Carter, Pirelli, Durango, Voodoo, Paxton, Ekelon and Hanley, a farm owner, and fibre artist.

Gail was an Arts and Crafts Instructor with Aurora Parks and Recreation for several years through the 70’s, graduated with a 3 year Material Arts – Weaving and Textiles Diploma from Georgian Collage in 1980.

Gail has always been involved in crafts of some form or other. As a children’s craft instructor, Girl Guide leader, craft presenter at her children’s school she has always had a special interest in the fibre arts. Now she has a farm, Gn’R Alpaca Farm, where she raises alpacas so she can have her own fleece to play and design with. She mostly hand processes the fleece from sheering, picking, washing, carding, felting and or spinning…more


Canadian Comfort Farms

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www.canadiancomfortalpacas.com

Leslie and Bob have been farmers, collectively for over forty-five years. Bob, along with his family, cash crop 1300 acres and raise beef cattle. Leslie was involved in the equine industry, breeding and raising Canadian horses. Canadian horses are a light draft and Canada’s national breed.  In 2003 Leslie made a very good trade and acquired 37 registered alpacas for 6 registered Canadian horses. From that point on, a career change took place and Canadian Comfort Alpacas took off running.

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Ziraldo Alpacas

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www.zalpacas.com

Our farm is nestled in the Southwestern Ontario countryside near the village of Thorndale and close to London. We specialize in 100% Canadian Alpaca Products made from the fibre of our own alpacas. Our products include luxurious alpaca yarn, warm alpaca insoles, alpaca socks, alpaca fibre for hand spinning & felting, wool dryer balls, hand knit accessories and bird nesting materials.

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