Category Archives: Alpaca Pete’s Blog

Halloween Needle Felting Kit for Beginners

Halloween Felting Kit

In our brand new DIY Halloween Needle Felting Kit for beginners, you will learn the basics of needle felting. The kit includes five different Halloween designs to cut out and use as stencils. Designs can be felted onto a backing fabric such as jeans, a sweatshirt, a canvas bag, a piece of felt, or onto […]

Free Crochet Pattern – Klaziena Alpaca Shawl

Free Crochet Pattern – Klaziena Alpaca Shawl

I do a small amount of affiliate marketing, and there are several links in this post that lead to products that we don’t sell at Alpaca Meadows, but we do receive a small percentage of the sale should you purchase those items.  Every little bit helps pay the bills, so thank you in advance! This […]

Knitting Pattern – Tidal Beanie

Knitting Pattern – Tidal Beanie

Erin Gates of Lizzy Knits reached out to me and wondered if we might do some collaborating … so we did!  She sent me some of her wonderful knitting patterns, and I sent her some of our alpaca yarn.  We both agreed to promote each other and Erin has quite a following, so that is […]

Footsteps For Food: The Journey So Far

Footsteps For Food: The Journey So Far

On July 1 2020, James McAlloon, Chimu Adventures Relationship Manager to Queensland, set out from Alexandra Headland Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on an epic trek across the width of Australia. Titled, Footsteps For Food, this ambitious project seeks to raise as much money as possible for South American families doing it tough due to […]

Crochet Pattern – Faroese Shawl

Crochet Pattern – Faroese Shawl

This wonderful triangular shawl called Faroese Shawl is a traditional design by Cheri McEwen from the Faroe Islands.  Ever heard of this place?  Eighteen mountainous islands form an archipelago that are located half way between Scotland and Iceland in the Northeast Atlantic.  Looks like a beautiful spot, and an interesting fact, it is home to […]

How to Needle Felt a Frog

How to Needle Felt a Frog

If you’ve been wanting to take a stab at needle felting, a roly poly needle felted frog is a fun beginner’s project.  Frog Needle Felting Kits are available to purchase that have instructions with lots of pictures, all the materials and felting supplies that you’ll need to make this cute little guy. The most important […]

Handmade Knit Alpaca Ornaments

Hand Knit Alpaca Ornaments

We are now selling these adorable knit alpaca ornaments, handmade by a not-for-profit social enterprise called Global Goods Partners.  GGP is is committed to providing sustainable jobs for women, and as stated on their website, they have tapped into the rich well of skill and artistry that is passed from one generation of women to […]

Free Knitting Pattern – Darn Knit Cable Hat

Free Knitting Pattern – Darn Knit  Cable Hat

This knit hat is called Darn Knit Cable Hat and the design is by Aimee Pelletier.  Aimee’s grandmother taught her to knit when she was a young girl.  She put her knitting away for many years, and then according to Aimee, her Nan conned her into it again!  She now owns her own yarn shop […]