Welcome to Paddock to Garment

The Paddock to Garment Alpaca Farm in the beautiful  Noosa Hinterland, Queensland, Australia, is the Kin Kin ‘paddock to forever wardrobe’ concept of Karen Grady & Gordon Drake, and incorporates kgHandwovens Weaving Studio & Gallery.

We farm a small herd of alpacas and raise silk worms.  We blend these wonderful fibres to create hand spun, handwoven, one-of-a-kind garments.

We produce a local, sustainable product. Alpaca and silk are luxury fibres, which when hand spun and hand woven look and feel stunning.  It is light weight and warm, perfect for travel and our cooler months.

Home-grown alpaca fleece, blended with silk,  yields hand-spun yarn to produce beautiful hand-woven, bespoke garments you will want to wear, and wear, and wear.  Forever Garments. The garments are sold through kgHandwovens.

Studio Gallery Visits, Spinning and Weaving Classes

"Learn to spin alpaca as "art/textured yarn" worksop ($150.00 pp) - learn about alpaca fibre, fibre preparation, twist, yarn types and how these can be used. Make your own alpaca art yarn for knitting or weaving. Only two per class.

"Begin weaving" workshop ($285.00 pp) - Two day weaving workshop. You will learn what yarns to use, how to wind a warp, warp the loom, weaving structures and much more.  You will weave a take home piece. Limited to two per class, hands-on, on either a Leclerc Nilus II eight shaft floor loom, or Schacht Baby Wolf four shaft floor loom (both beautiful modern looms).  


Studio Gallery Visits - The on farm Studio Gallery is open to the public by appointment.

Contact us for details.

Latest Happenings

A very happy student in a recent weaving class.