We have been exceptionally lucky to become the new owners of an AVL Industrial Dobby Weaving Loom (unfortunately it didn’t come with Dobby the House Elf to do my housework now that I’ll spend half my life weaving!) 🙂

We’re on a steep learning curve with the expert help of Jenny & Martyn Ellwood-Wade, previous owners of the loom and Cuesta Alpacas. They are incredibly generous with their time and so much fun to have around.

We will initially be producing beautiful throw rugs made from 100% alpaca, and as our experience grows will incorporate other natural NZ fibres including merino, polworth, possum and maybe even some silk. New Zealand has some of the most beautiful yarns in the world, and we will be sourcing locally wherever possible.

Im super excited about the limitless creative opportunities, and looking very forward to designing my own patterns. I’ll be using stunning natural colours and my own unique hand dyed yarn from right here on the farm.

We welcome visitors by appointment, to meet & greet our beautiful alpacas, observe the loom in action (whenever possible, we may be warping!) and browse our on-site shop for beautiful hand-dyed / hand-made NZ products.

kathy with loom