Husbandry Course

An Introduction to owning and caring for Alpacas

Join us on our farm in Cowley, near Cheltenham, for our British Alpaca Society affiliated husbandry course.

There is a good balance of fun and informative sessions and it is a great way to find out if Alpaca ownership is right for you – keeping them either as pets or for breeding. If you are already sure that you would like to join the growing number of Alpaca owners, then this is an excellent opportunity for you to learn, in a small group, all that you need to know about starting out and will be a good grounding in their day to day care. You will go away with the confidence to tackle most simple husbandry tasks.

We will cover feeding, basic alpaca management, handling, basic halter training, illness, vaccinations and supplements.

To book please select your number of guests and then you will see availability to book your experience.
Vouchers can be redeemed at checkout.

If the course falls below the minimum of two guests we will be rescheduling.

Lunch and refreshments are included so please let us know any dietary requirements.

We split the day between being outside handling the alpacas and sitting down under cover explaining the details. There will be plenty of time for your questions throughout the day.

Be sure to bring some appropriate, warm clothes and clean wellies.
The day runs from 10am to 4pm.

For more details, and to book a place please contact Bridget :
e: bridget@cotswoldalpacas.co.uk t: 01242 506 500

Be sure to bring some appropriate, warm clothes and clean wellies.

Please go to our bookings page to see our latest dates.

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Learn to Spin Workshop - Courses at Cotswold Alpacas

Spinning Workshops are all held here at Korinn Farm, 10am to 4pm.

Lunch will be provided so do let us know any dietary requirements.

Please enquire about one to one tuition if you would prefer this to a group session.

The course includes:

  • Raw fleece preparation and carding by hand.
  • Learning to use a drop spindle.
  • Using a spinning wheel.
  • Having spun your chosen colour of fleece you will finish by plying your yarn and will have a skein to take home with you.
  • If you have your own wheel or other equipment please let us know if you would like to bring these with you.

To book please select your number of guests and then you will see availability to book your experience.

If the course does not meet its 2 person minumum it will be rescheduled.

Please go to our booking page to see course dates for Bridget’s Spinning Workshop

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Natural Dying Workshop

Move away from modern chemicals and
embrace the vibrant colours of plants

COURSE DATES
15th April 2024 – SOLD OUT
More dates to Follow.

A day of learning how to get the very best results using natural dyes with Alpaca Fleece. Many of the techniques will be equally useful with other fibres.

You will be shown how to prepare the yarn and make the dye baths and blend different plants for stunning results. You will also learn to mix, blend and combine colours.

At the end of the workshop you will have a selection of wonderful coloured yarn to take away with you.

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