The Paddock to Garment Story
‘Paddock to Garment’ started with two alpacas, as grass cutters, and one spinning wheel. Quickly addicted to both, these were followed by more alpacas, a loom and sundry other weaving items. Then came the silk worms and the real fun started. Hand spun, handwoven alpaca & silk creates an astounding product. Soft and light weight, with wonderful drape and sheen.
Gordon & I passionately believe that if everyone tries the best they can with the resources they have to hand and with care and consideration for the environment and the community, we can achieve truly sustainable outcomes. This is our aim.
The artist in residence
Karen Grady is an award winning spinner and weaver. Spinning and weaving alpaca fibre is Karen’s passion. She strives to bring out the best aspects of alpaca in her craft and in creating her bespoke fashion. “My objective is to use natural fibres, colours and textures to create truly unique garments.” Karen has exhibited at the Artisans Gallery Eumundi, Pomona Railway Gallery, and the Noosa Regional Gallery. Karen has a permanent Gallery/Shop at 20 Mary St Cygnet, Tasmania.