Susan Waldron with her AlpacasI use my own hand-dyed alpaca fibers in the art pieces that I create. The alpaca fiber feels like a combination of cashmere and silk. As a result of raising these animals from birth, there is a spiritual connection with the animals and the felted pieces.

I am able to combine my love for color, nature, and alpacas to create exquisite, felted pieces. 

I love sharing my knowledge and love for felting with others! See the class page for more information. 
Susan Waldron Art TapestriesEach of these items of clothing are really a piece of art. Every garment is one of a kind and impossible to duplicate.

The collection is constantly changing. I try to keep it up to date, but at times it gets away from me.

Please email me for prices on individual designs and what is currently available.
Creating a garment is like reading a mystery - you can plan and follow the plot, but there will be unforeseen twists and turns, and you just do not know how it will turn out until it is complete. How cool is that?

Visit the farm! We have 3 open houses per year: one in the spring (date to be announced - stay tuned on our blog), and one during the National Alpaca Days (last weekend of September) and at Christmas time. We live about 45 miles west of Chicago near Elgin, Illinois. Come out and see the animals for yourselves.

Email me for updates about our open houses!

News

Covid 19 New work

April 18, 2020

What a strange time we are in. I have been concentrating on painting and still doing some clothing. I journal a lot and decided to share on my blog.  Ron has some health issues, so we are VERY strict in our quarantine.

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The New Now April 2020

April 17, 2020

The New Now, April 2020 There is such uncertainty now.   I am not going to post future shows until early summer.  What I am going to try, is putting some of my work on the web site for sale.  I will just post the photos, a description and price.  You will need to text me or email me for payment.  I can accept checks or credit cards.  If this really works, I can graduate to more sophisticated payments, but that involves more computer work. ....not my strong suit.   My dear friends I miss seeing you!!   Please stay safe.  Susan

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Creativity

February 27, 2016

This is my first blog entry. I have been journaling for the last 25 years. It all started with the book "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. A great book to get yourself started with creative work. It helps to clear away all of the negativity that holds you back and starts some very good habits. It shows you how many of the road blocks to your own creativity have been put there by others---many time well meaning and loving people that say crushingly critical things to the tender soul of creativity in a young person. Ms. Cameron helps you to route out the bad stuff, deal with it, heal it and blossom. I highly recommend the book. So now...

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The Felting Process

February 08, 2016

How Are the Garments Made? I start with raw alpaca fiber. The fiber is cleaned, combed and hand dyed to make a palette of colors to work from. It is laid out on silk or alpaca felt to create the design. The work is massaged in a way that lets the fibers join together and does not disturb the design.  Gently rubbing over a textured surface or a rolled sandwich of bubble wrap, firms the felt and makes it a new stable fabric.  The process is simple, time consuming and the possibilities are absolutely endless! I feel that I have just scratched the surface.   The Felting Process Each wool fiber has a microscopic covering of scales along its shaft....

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