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Fiber art, alpacas on display in Campton Hills

2-day art show features items from alpaca fiber

Fiber artist Susan Waldron invites the public to meet her alpacas and consider gifts made from their fiber from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Waldron Grove Alpacas Farm, 39W856 McDonald Road, Campton Hill.
Fiber artist Susan Waldron invites the public to meet her alpacas and consider gifts made from their fiber from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Waldron Grove Alpacas Farm, 39W856 McDonald Road, Campton Hill.

CAMPTON HILLS – Fiber artist Susan Waldron invites the public to meet her alpacas and consider gifts made from their fiber from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Waldron Grove Alpacas Farm, 39W856 McDonald Road
Campton Hill, she announced in a news release.

Guests can learn more about alpacas and the luxury fiber they produce, but they can also find unique handmade gifts of originally designed alpaca clothing and accessories, the release stated.

Featured items include art clothing, pottery, accessories, handmade gifts and art. Admission is free, attendees are urged to follow the signs for parking.

“This is an exceptional time for us, because while we will continue to have art shows, this is the last show with alpacas on the farm,” Waldron stated in the release. “This is a big change for us, but after 17 years, it is time to pass the beloved alpacas on to younger alpaca people. We will continue to make wonderful things and share them with you at art shows on the farm.”

Because of its soft texture, alpaca fiber is sometimes compared to cashmere, the release stated.

Alpaca fiber is as warm as wool but not as itchy, yet it is a third of the weight of wool, the release stated.

It contains no lanolin and is naturally hypoallergenic, the release stated, as most people who are sensitive to wool find that they can wear alpaca, the release stated.

Alpaca fiber comes in 22 natural shades and can be dyed any desired color, the release stated.

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