— The Openherd Team

Wide Sky Ranch: A Santa Fe Alpaca Farm

Big dreams, open minds, warm hearts

Dave and Pam Groff
19 Blue Mesa RdSanta Fe, NM 87508

Monday, March 27, 2017

New Mexico Fiber Crawl

Sponsored by Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center

Crawl: Saturday May 13, 10am - 5pm
Crawl: Sunday May 14, 10am - 5pm

New Mexico offers a wealthy textile tradition that is steeped in its diverse culture and enriched by its extensive history. The Fiber Crawl opens doors to work of local Fiber Artists, cultural centers, stores, farms and museums offering an unforgettable experience for everyone.

The tour spans locations and artisans from Taos to Albuquerque. It is a two-day event for fiber enthusiasts — knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, and felters — to explore the many sights to see in Northern New Mexico.

Wide Sky Ranch is proud to announce that we will be one of the stops for the Fiber Crawl. We are busy dyeing yarn, felting soaps, and making finished items for sale. We will have raw alpaca blankets for spinners plus dyed, picked fleece as well as 4 oz alpaca batts. For more information on the Crawl, go to www.nmfibercrawl.org

At Wide Sky Ranch we will offering complimentary ranch tours where you will learn where alpacas originate, proper care for them on a daily as well as monthly basis, meet the alpacas in the pastures, check out our fleece picker and electric carder, and demonstrations of proper skirting of alpaca blankets, a very necessary step for further processing and spinning. On Sunday Judy Chapman will demonstrate needle felting of 3 D figures. Judy is very well know in the Albuquerque-Santa Fe area.