1980 Quarry Rd., Salford, PA 18957
PLEASE NOTE: While we are available most times for tours and shopping, please call ahead to make sure someone will be here. Try either Alex at 484-431-5587 or Sandy at 484-431-9305.
Also: Many GPS’s do not recognize our zip code. If that occurs, use 19438. That should get you here.
Upcoming August Events
• On Saturday August 22, we will be participating in the 5th Annual VegFest in Bethlehem. This will be our first year, and we are looking forward to spreading the word about alpacas and their fiber. Sandy will be giving a talk beginning at 1 p.m. For more information go to: www.Bethlehem-VegFest.org
About 7 a.m. Saturday, August 8, Chablis gave birth to a 17.9 pound baby girl, whom we have named Channing (after actress Stockard Channing), as is our custom of naming the cria after an actor with the same first letter as her mother.
Channing is a very healthy and active cria, who didn’t need any help from us. It is Chablis’ fourth baby, and she has proven to be a reliable and caring mom.
2015 4-H Fair
This year’s 4-H Fair was spectacular. It was warm and sunny every day often with a refreshing breeze. We had many visitors to our booth and educated many of them about alpacas. Those who referred to our animals as “llamas” were warned not to let the alpacas hear that or they might get spit upon.
Our agility competition on Saturday was very competitive. Grace won the Grand Champion in the Senior Division with a nearly flawless circuit of the obstacles. Sarah was a close second to garner Reserved Champion. Ava finished in third place.
In the Junior Division, Jonathan predicted two days before the event that he would win and lived up to that billing by edging Aiden by a single point. Jessica Joy finished in third place.
Congratulations should also go out to Sarah, Jonathan, Aiden and Ava for garnering Blue Merit ribbons for their fair projects. Ava, in fact, was awarded the Clover Award for her outstanding project of an alpaca birthing box.
Natalie and Julia conspired to produce a scrapbook of our year’s activities, which also won a Blue Merit ribbon with a perfect score.
Afternoons or Evenings at the Mad Felters!
Come and enjoy a relaxed workshop on wet or dry felting (or both) and bring home something you can delight in having made.
Build your own felting party – we can work out days and times that work for you and your friends. I’ll provide all of the materials, instruction, plus goodies to eat and drink. Most parties run 2- 2 ½ hours. Just come ready for fun!
$20 per partier
Call Sandy to schedule – 484-431-9305
And finally, don’t forget we offer art lessons. Now is a perfect time to learn a new craft such as dry or wet felting, weaving or dyeing.
The art mediums that will be offered range from very traditional to very contemporary. Some of the mediums and possible curriculum are:
Drawing – Still life, landscape, animals, linear perspective, portraits, self-portraits, mixed media and collage. Various mediums are pencil, charcoal, and pastel.
Painting – color theory, watercolor techniques, acrylic on canvas.
Sculpture – animals, human anatomy, nature, found objects. A variety of materials might include wire, plaster, clay, fiber, and Sculpy.
Fiber Arts – wet and dry felting of a wide variety of projects.
Weaving – Learn basic weaving techniques on a simple inkle loom.
For more details please click on the Art Lesson tab on our main menu.