As the deadlines for Christmas posting loom ever closer, we've noticed a flurry of activity around the workshops too. Have you discovered our Alpaca experience days yet? They would be the perfect unusual Christmas gift for crafters in your life as well as those who really strive for more ethical gifts. At Purl Alpaca we are passionate about enabling everyone to enjoy our products and offer knitting workshops with a twist. Discover how our field to fashion company works and pet some Alpacas at the same time!
All of the workshops take place at Burwash Manor where Tracy keeps ‘the girls’. Burwash Manor is a beautiful location with idyllic views and we think our location adds a really peaceful backdrop to the whole experience.
So what can you expect from our workshops?
1. An opportunity to try on samples and making sure you’re happy with how they look before you make your own2. A choice of any of our kits and the first 5 balls of yarn
3. A treat of locally sourced produce for a super, scrumptious lunch (we do cater for special diets)
constant tea/coffee (plus biscuits in the morning and cake in the afternoon)
4. Plenty of opportunity for individual tuition with Kari-Helene and Tracy
5. A chance to meet the alpacas and feed them an apple (if you want to)
6. Any extra purchases that you wish to make can be made at a discounted price
We take great pride in these special days and work hard to cater for all levels of ability. Groups are small too (max. 6 places per workshop), meaning lots of time can be spent chatting and learning new skills and details about your favourite hobby.
“I love these days, particularly sharing the alpacas with new people and seeing the delight on their faces as they meet our 'silent partners'. I could wax lyrical about seeing how well people get on together, how we become friends with them and my delight in seeing them wear the garments they started at our workshops, but I don’t want to gush!
It's true that we've made firm friends and many of those who attended workshops last year are returning again which is the best compliment to one of the highlights of our Purl Alpaca calendar!
"I love having the opportunity to get to know everyone attending the workshop, helping them to get going and then eventually seeing the finished garment. It's a fantastic journey!"
So many attendees have kept in touch, sharing their first, second and third project that they've made since and it's always a real pleasure to know that we're providing so much inspiration and helping people increase their skills in the comfortable setting of an experience day with other fibre enthusiasts!
Total price of the day is £95.00 per person and we are now taking bookings. If you are looking for a taster of what a full day might be like, we do also have a shopping experience that runs one evening in April that is priced at £10. Please visit our workshop listings in the shop for further details.
Hopefully see you in the New Year?