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1128 Martin Grove Rd
Toronto, ON, M9W 4W1

Toronto-based yarn and gift store focusing on Alpacas and sourcing natural fibres spun in North America. Alpacas have a luxurious, naturally hypoallergenic fibre, which occurs in twenty-two natural colours. Additional collaborations with Indie Dyers, create an endless colour palette to choose from.



kerstin kerr

I am sitting down to write this right after the Blue Jays won against the Texas Rangers:) What a game!! It was very exciting and there will be lots of celebrations I'm sure! 

I was excited this morning to receive my first order of Suri Alpaca Yarns from and had the pleasure of unpacking them and arranging them in their new home. Let me tell you a bit more....

The North American Suri Company through it's yarn label Salt River Mills, purchases its raw fibre from growers in the U.S. and Canada. They are dedicated to the promotion of Suri alpaca and Suri blends using only the finest blending fibres. Pattern support is also available and I can't wait to cast on my first queue is long:)

Suri fibre is most equivalent to mohair, though it can be softer and does not come with the halo. While warm and soft like huacaya , Suri is best known for it's drape, lustre and vibrancy of colour. Some of the yarn will be suitable for neck wear and special occasions. Others are  more durable and suited to everyday wear.

What a magnificent alpaca!

What a magnificent alpaca!

My friend was very excited today about the perfect result of pattern and yarn choice...{jumping up and down, clapping hands over and over} 
Wait till you see! Wait till you see!  OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG! O.M.G!  LOL...that is pretty excited!! I can't wait to see what she was so excited about!! 

I have lots to learn about alpacas, about yarn, about patterns and new techniques but I have so many resources and the joy of discovery and learning is so rewarding. I am grateful to Liz Vahlkamp of The North American Suri Company for providing me with information and photos. 

Get excited, celebrate and share your joy with somebody!