Join us for Open Spin nights on the second and fourth Monday of each month at Long Tail Knits in Macedonia. Bring your wheel, your latest project, and enjoy the evening with us.
Spring is coming......Join us at the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival March 24 to 26. Regisration for loads of classes is open (knit, crochet, quilting, and other fiber techniques). You can go to the website located at http://www.pghknitamdcrochet.com for their exciting list of events and register to attend. It is an easy drive from northeast Ohio and whether you go for one day of shopping, or overnight, you will find the energy and inspiration so contagious!!
We are very pleased to add loads of spinning and felting supplies to our product assortment. We specialize in longwool conservation breed sheep's wool and locks, mohair, loads of sparkly shimmery, glitzy stuff, AND alpaca, both suri and huacaya, in all forms for spinning and felting
Long Tail Knits is now a dealer for Ashford Spinning Wheels. Both Jeri and Kathy use the Ashford wheels for all of our spinning needs. Both the Country Spinner 2 and the Kiwi models are always available for a demo at the store. Check the Events & Happenings page for dates when we will be having intro spinning nights at the store.
One of our new fall 2016 designs:
For information on other farm events, workshops, and our art show schedule, click on Events & Happenings.
The next 2 classes offered wil be triloom weaving and lamb lock knitting
Paige and her friend Elaine took 2 of our 2014 cria to the Alpacafest show in Nov. We will be returning to the Summit County Fairgrounds in May for another alpaca show. Check our Events page for dates and details.
Quigley grew up and went to his first show!
Meet Quigley and the other new cria at our farm's. Call for an appointment to stop by and say hello or sign up for our nuno scarf classes!
See Events and Happenings for details.
Kathy's granddaughter Paige won 2 blue ribbons with our Purple Haze at the recent alpaca show in Columbus. Bet you can tell how pproud she is of herself !
Our Feb. workshops were a great success! We will be scheduling new programs for June. Check back often for dates and times.
Arm Knitting Workshop
make an alpaca scarf in about 30 minutes for less than $30!
Felted Flower Workshop
Make a flower or 2 or 3
Kits are $14 or 2 for $25
Triloom Weaving Class
Make a shawlette in this one day class. Cost is $50 which includes use of our loom, yarn, and instruction. 2 spots left. Class starts at 11 am and will take about 4 hours.
Call Kathy at 330-607-8295 to reserve a seat in the triloom class. No reservation needed for other classes.
Whistler's Glen Alpacas and Black Walnut Alpacas have united under the name ! ALPACA ! kid &ewe and can be found at many of the finest area juried art and craft events. Look at our Events & Happenings page for a list of where we will be participating next.
What We Do
As alpaca breeders we are always asked why do you raise alpacas? What do you do with the fiber? Our answer is the alpacaEstore where we market our fiber and products, provide educational information on alpaca ownership, and provide our fellow breeders with an avenue to turn their fleece into yarn. Follow the links for more information.........