Sybilla weaves her magic at the Alpaca Expo

 Sybilla Scott-Smith  of Westbury shows Emma Ross aged 4 of Tarelton some tricks of the trade white beech spinning wheel

Sybilla weaves her magic at the Alpaca Expo

MAY 2015 | JAN COLLETT

 

 Mike Moores

DOZENS OF alpacas and passionate breeders gathered at the 2015 Alpaca Expo presented by the Northern Alpaca Breeders Network last month.

400 visitors saw these wonderful animals up close and learned about alpaca care, from raising them to the garments and items produced from their fleece.

Kid’s corner was a big hit for all ages. Children created alpaca collages with all colours of fleece and worked out which fleece belonged to which animal, from wallabies to camels.

Alpaca farm management is diverse and the Expo presented a showcase of the varied approaches to alpaca breeding and management.