Welcome to Black Ant Alpaca

Black Ant 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.

Black Ant Alpaca produces 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.

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.

"Beginner 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).  

NEXT WORKSOP  20/21 February 2016

Accommodation is available - either super king bed or two singles with ensuite, fire place, adjacent to the Studio/Gallery and separate from the main house. ($180.00 pp/per night and includes dinner & breakfasts).

Contact us for details.

Latest Happenings

A very happy student in a recent weaving class.