People at the recent Fiber Festival of New England represent a microcosm of producers, creatives, designers, spinners, weavers, and a host of others. One is Pine Hill Alpaca Farm of Sterling, Connecticut, a family-owned and -operated business, with a herd of these appealing camelids on 8.5 acres in the “Quiet Corner” northeastern section of the Nutmeg State.
Howard and Becky Hopps, owners, have an on-site farm store with fleece, yarn, roving and alpaca products for sale. For the long-lasting qualities of this fiber, the Wall Street Journal did a story (Nov. 2014) about alpaca, cashmere and vicuna for gift giving, linked here. For a comparison of alpaca versus cashmere, visit this link to a chart on Alpaca Direct.