July 23, 2014

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An alpaca farm is open to the public Saturday

OBERLIN – An Oberlin Alpaca Farm is open for the public to tour this Saturday as part of the Ohio Natural Fiber Network’s Fall Fiber Farm Tour.

The Fall Fiber Farm Tour is part of the Ohio Natural Fiber Network’s on-going campaign to raise awareness of the variety of natural fibers that are produced locally.

ONFN is a statewide member organization dedicated to supporting Ohio fiber producers and artists, as well as developing awareness of the diversity and beauty of Ohio farm yarns and fleeces.

Member farms raise alpacas, llamas, sheep, goats and angora rabbits for their fiber. Member artists dye, rug hook, spin, knit, weave and felt fiber art.

Visitors to The Criation Station Alpaca Farm will see how alpacas are raised, the fiber they produce and learn about other benefits of raising alpacas. There will be an opportunity to see the farm animals up close and view live demonstrations of fiber carding, spinning of roving into yarn, as well as weaving and felting.

Hand-crafted items will be available for purchase.

The Criation Station Alpaca Farm is located at 13790 Quarry Road in Oberlin.

Tours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to the Fall Fiber Farm Tour is free.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras and are reminded that this is a working farm and they should dress appropriately.

  • Phil Blank

    Bring your face shield, they like to spit.
    And don’t forget the hand sanitizer.