Ballintotas Alpacas

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Down the Rabbit Hole features Nelly's deep brown fleece with hand-dyed merino and raw silk in shades of blue on a hand-dyed backdrop.

Down the Rabbit Hole features Nelly's deep brown fleece with hand-dyed merino and raw silk in shades of blue on a hand-dyed backdrop.

This #nunofeltedscarf using georgette silk, #alpaca, merino, teeswater locks, silk hankies, and merino was competed at our #NationalAlpacaFarmDays open house. #creationsbyshannon

This using georgette silk, merino, teeswater locks, silk hankies, and merino was competed at our open house.

Sea Green uses cut, hand-dyed silk pieces, felted on two sides, using hand rolled trim and beautiful raw silk strands throughout.

Sea Green uses cut, hand-dyed silk pieces, felted on two sides, using hand rolled trim and beautiful raw silk strands throughout.

No silk at all in this one except to brighten the alpaca, Cool Cobweb is cobweb felted using grey and black alpaca. Merino locks are use in trim.

No silk at all in this one except to brighten the alpaca, Cool Cobweb is cobweb felted using grey and black alpaca. Merino locks are use in trim.

This creation on habotai silk is much more luxurious with greater sheen than the finer silks. The turquoise and browns allowed me to showcase Nelly's deep brown fleece. Tiny champagne glass beads were strung on alpaca yarn and felted in to the garment.

This creation on habotai silk is much more luxurious with greater sheen than the finer silks. The turquoise and browns allowed me to showcase Nelly's deep brown fleece. Tiny champagne glass beads were strung on alpaca yarn and felted in to the garment.

Cobweb Sherbet surprises by combining deep swatches of wine and bright orange across a rosy pastel palette. These unlikely combinations can brighten or deepen an outfit. Hand-dyed silk, teeswater, alpaca, merino, silk hankie cobweb.

Cobweb Sherbet surprises by combining deep swatches of wine and bright orange across a rosy pastel palette. These unlikely combinations can brighten or deepen an outfit.

The piece entitle Gentle Geometric uses fine silk chiffon wrapped around rusty farm implements using vinegar, water and air exposure to enhance the oxidation process. Alpaca (Creemore's fibre only) was laid across the silk and rolled in to alpaca 'fingers'.

The piece entitle Gentle Geometric uses fine silk chiffon wrapped around rusty farm implements using vinegar, water and air exposure to enhance the oxidation process. Alpaca (Creemore's fibre only) was laid across the silk and rolled in to alpaca 'fingers'.

Garden at Midnight features sheer Georgette silk crepe with banana silk yarn, alpaca, merino,  and silk hankie. Notice the effect of dyeing after creating...how dye tends to grab and darken around the fibre and silk.

Garden at Midnight features sheer Georgette silk crepe with banana silk yarn, alpaca, merino, and silk hankie. Notice the effect of dyeing after creating.how dye tends to grab and darken around the fibre and silk.

Fall Foliage was completed for a TV interview on the farm, just as September waved a sad goodbye!

Fall Foliage was completed for a TV interview on the farm, just as September waved a sad goodbye!

This piece entitled Cotton Candy combines silk, merino, alpaca, cotton cheesecloth and wool locks to produce a monochromatic piece that is dyed after it is created. Notice how different materials hold the acid reactive dye differently.

This piece entitled Cotton Candy combines silk, merino, alpaca, cotton cheesecloth and wool locks to produce a monochromatic piece that is dyed after it is created. Notice how different materials hold the acid reactive dye differently.

This #nunofeltedscarf created with alpaca, merino and silk is titled Bubbling Brook. The silk peeks through like liquid bubbles. #creationsbyshannon

This created with alpaca, merino and silk is titled Bubbling Brook. The silk peeks through like liquid bubbles.

A display of baby clothes, #alpaca plushies and the book "Destiny's Purpose" next to the front door of the #ballintotasalpacas farm shop.

A display of baby clothes, #alpaca plushies and the book "Destiny's Purpose" next to the front door of the #ballintotasalpacas farm shop.

Some #hats and #alpaca #fiber on display in the #ballintotasalpacas farm shop.

Some #hats and #alpaca #fiber on display in the #ballintotasalpacas farm shop.

The main mantle in the #ballintotasalpacas farm shop, with some #socks and #hats on the center table.

The main mantle in the #ballintotasalpacas farm shop, with some #socks and #hats on the center table.

Some #alpaca #socks in the #ballintotasalpacas farm shop. With a cute little #alpaca plushie too!

Some #alpaca #socks in the #ballintotasalpacas farm shop. With a cute little #alpaca plushie too!

A tapestry on the wall of the #ballintotasalpacas farm shop.

A tapestry on the wall of the #ballintotasalpacas farm shop.