Black Tulip Farms is a family owned and operated Alpaca Fiber farm located in Siler City. Alan and I enjoy the farming lifestyle and the humorous antics of our animals. Our first priority is the well being of our animals providing loving care throughout the changing seasons. Our alpacas are shorn each year in April before the high temperatures descend upon us so they can be comfortable and ready for the summer season.
Each alpacas’ beautiful fiber is bagged individually and appraised for the next step that will create the unique luxurious yarn for the season.
-Alpaca is soft, supple and smooth to the touch. It has a natural rich luster which gives garments made from 100% alpaca high visual appeal. Sweaters made with alpaca yarn will practically last forever. Alpaca fabric/yarn does not easily tear, pill, stain or create static, and is easily cleaned.
-Alpaca fiber comes in 22 natural colors ranging from white through fawn, various shades of brown, gray, and black. These natural colors allow us to produce beautiful yarn in their natural colors without the use of dyes.
-Alpaca fiber has no lanoline therefore it is deemed hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly. Because it has no lanoline it does not require harsh detergents for the washing process.
-Alpaca fiber is 8 times warmer than wool yet light weight and versatile as an all season fiber. The fiber contains microscopic air pockets which create lightweight garments with high insulation values. The fiber breathes with your body, keeping you from overheating.