Clifty Creek Alpacas
Raising and producing quality fiber products since 2012
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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Diane Roell Paris

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  1. Store Open (Many Alpaca Products) Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    22 Nov, 2018
    Store Open (Many Alpaca Products) Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Stop by and shop for that "one of a kind" gift during our special hours Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. We have several handmade alpaca products from scarves, shawls, fingerless mittens and more. We will also be open Friday, Nov. 30 and Sat. Dec. 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. If you can't make these dates don't hesitate to text us at 317-695-8038 to set up a special time to stop by. We are happy to help you. You can check out our online store too. Items  are always being added.
  2. Canned third batch of tomatoes
    07 Aug, 2018
    Canned third batch of tomatoes
    Yesterday I canned my third batch of diced tomatoes. During the winter we like to eat lots of chili which I add diced tomatoes. Great crop of tomatoes this year and well as an abundance of sweet corn which I froze.
  3. Set up at the local Steam Engine Show
    07 Aug, 2018
    Set up at the local Steam Engine Show
    Set up at the Pioneer Engineers Club of Indiana antique steam engine show Aug. 2-5 just south of Rushville, IN.  Talked to several people demonstrating how I spin and weave many of my products that I make.
  4. Latest weaving project
    08 Jul, 2018
    Latest weaving project
    Last week I tried working on a new project using my 4 shaft Kessenich floor loom. My plans were to weave three dish towels in a twill pattern using 8/2 unmercerized cotton. To explain what 8/2 means the second (smaller) number indicates the number of plies while the first (larger) number indicates the size of yarn. When the first number is a "1" this is a thicker size yarn. Most sewing cotton thread is 50/2 which is very thin. Depending on the fiber content, for example, wool can be from 20/2
  5. Projects at the county fair
    26 Jun, 2018
    Projects at the county fair
    Saturday I entered projects at the county fair.
  6. Started weaving another set of cotton dish towels
    26 Jun, 2018
    Started weaving another set of cotton dish towels
    Since hot weather is upon us and when I set up at the local farmers market people don't think of alpaca goods in the summer. However, not all of my handmade products are "wearable" alpaca items. I do have table runners, coasters, rugs, yarn, etc. but I got the idea that since I do like to weave why not do dish towels. I have seen other alpaca people sell other items besides alpaca related. And the cotton woven dish towels and alpaca rugs seem to entice people to come into my booth area to look
  7. Dealing with Japanese Beetles
    26 Jun, 2018
    Dealing with Japanese Beetles
    This year the Japanese Beetles have been really bad. I first started seeing them one day on my sweet corn. They were eating the silks off the ears of the corn. Not good.  So I quickly sprinkled some Sevin granules I had all over the corn then when a rain came along the beetles disappeared. So they have now attacked my strawberry patch. So I did the same thing. After pulling the weeds I sprinkled Sevin granules all over them. Yesterday while taking the dogs for a walk I see the beetles starting