WVC Virtual Alpaca encounter set!
Plan to visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, virtually and meet the famous alpacas during the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice Virtual Alpaca Encounter!
The virtual event will take place from 10-11 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 27.
Join facilitator Lorrie Heber, director of White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, and learn why the alpacas are so beneficial for the center’s USDA-certified organic farm. Learn about their fiber and more, including watching a demonstration on how to felt an ornament from alpaca fiber.
“The alpacas will be hanging out in their luxurious winter coats doing what they do best, growing some of the best fiber on the planet and looking fabulous while doing it!” Heber said.
“Our team will report from three locations during the event,” she continued. “We’ll be with the alpacas in the barn and pasture then move to the skirting room to show what happens to the fiber when it is shorn from the animal and how it becomes yarn. Then, we’ll demonstrate how we take that fiber and that yarn and make beautiful, wearable art and other items.”
Cost to attend is $15 plus an additional $10 for each alpaca ornament felting kit. Heber said the felting kits are ordered upon registration and participants may pick them up at the WVC Farm Store or have them mailed in time for the event. The mailing option will include a small shipping fee.
The registration deadline is Feb. 19.