Courtesy of White River Alpacas LLC
White River Alpacas Felting
By Jonas Weir
Stacy Heydt knows a thing or two about alpacas. She’s not only an owner of White River Alpacas LLC, which is home to approximately twenty alpacas on its farm located on Interstate 44 and Highway 60, but she is also the chair of the Alpaca Owners Association Fiber and Fiber Products Committee and a published author with books on alpaca fiber.
At the farm, she cares for the alpacas and she serves as the official design expert and instructor. If you visit the White River farm, you can take a class or arrange a private workshop to learn how to create crafts and wares with alpaca fiber, you can meet and pet the alpacas, and you can purchase one of the pillows, scarves, or alpaca items made onsite. However, Stacy’s latest venture is bringing the fun of her work- shops to your home.
Fun Fibers is a line of needle felting kits designed to let anyone create something out of White River’s alpaca fibers. Many are inspired by nature and geared toward children, such as Wilma the Whimsical Owl and Brown-Eyed Susan, a sunflower-inspired pin cushion.