Welcome to Winter

Welcome to the first Blackwattle Alpaca Yarn and Fibre Newsletter!

About us and our alpacas!

Blackwattle Yarn and Fibre is the creation of us, Angela and Matthew Smith, which we run from our farm ‘One Tree Hill’, located in Murrumbateman, NSW. Our farm and yarn businesses are named after two trees on our farm – the stunningly beautiful and old heather tree on the top of our farms one and only hill and the sombre, but truly gorgeous, black wattle trees that grow across our property.


We started our alpaca fibre love affair following the purchase of two alpacas, when we moved to the farm in 2008. The alpaca numbers grew quickly and we now run a herd of about 70 alpacas, mainly breeding females. We focus our alpaca breeding program on developing and producing alpacas that meet the industry standards, whilst focusing on the commercial needs of the fibre these beautiful animals grow.
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Come and see us at Bendigo this weekend. Osbourne Pavilion Site 89.

Our Farm Shop

On 12th May 2018 we proudly opened our Blackwattle Farm Shop.

A farm shop was only a dream until we plucked up enough courage to make it happen. The result is a stunning shop bulging with lots of alpaca yarn and fibre – showcasing our range of hand dyed and natural alpaca yarn and fibre. The shop is located within our farm shed, where Angela works – hand dyeing the yarn and fibre. Visit the shop and see Angela in action!

When planning your visit also leave enough time to visit our alpacas and even hand feed a few of the delightful greedy ones. 

The Farm Shop is open to visitors by appointment and during the below opening times and dates. Opening times will be updated each month and will vary from month to month.

If you are wanting to visit our Farm Shop by private appointment please contact us via the Contact page on this site to schedule a time.

It is the middle of winter and in most locations in Australia the temperatures have now dropped - making it the right time to crochet, knit, weave, spin or felt some lovely Australian grown alpaca, to help you all stay warm and toasty this winter!

Fall in love with alpaca today!

Shop our fabulous range of 100% alpaca 4 ply yarn.

Skein Sisters

Live in Sydney? Why not drop by the Skein Sisters, 721 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, and take a look at our alpaca yarn - exclusive colours just for Skein Sisters too!

Blackwattle Yarn - Exclusive Colours to Skein Sisters - shop here!

We are pleased to announce that we will soon be offering Fibre and Feast Workshops!! We will be offering a wide range of workshops on our farm from crochet, knitting, felting, dyeing and fleece appreciation classes with lots of yummy local food, including alpaca, and of course some glorious local wine. Come and experience the full alpaca experience on our farm. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and booking details.

Do you know where your yarn comes from?

We do! The fibre that goes into our yarn comes from two locations - right here on our own farm in Murrumbateman and from other alpaca farms across NSW ! We then use three mills - two in NSW and one NZ. 


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Upcoming Events

  • Australian Sheep and Wool Show - 20th, 21st and 22nd July - Osborne Pavillion – site 89.
  • Handmade Canberra - 28th and 29th July
  • Australian Alpaca Spectacular - 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th August
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Blackwattle Alpaca Yarn and Fibre · 315 Patemans Lane · Patemans · Murrumbateman, NSW 2582 · Australia

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