Alpaca Facts

Alpaca, one of the world’s most luxurious natural fibers. It is as soft as cashmere and warmer, lighter and stronger than wool. The natural colors of this animals fleece comes in 22 basic colors, more than any other fiber producing animal. Because of it’s excellent affinity to dye, it can be transformed into an array of colors. The average life span of these cute creatures is 20 to 25 years. Once a year in the spring, they are sheared, producing 5 to 8 pounds of  buttery soft fleece that is spun into beautiful yarns.
 Flickr photos by: Janine Russell

 

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The Mustard Seed

The mustard seed.
 
A tiny seed that is only 1-2 mm in diameter.
Photo Credit: Georgetown edu. Artist: Dorothy Woodward
Yet,…“when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree,
so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches”….
Gospel of Matthew
I don’t think it is a coincidence that our first retail store partner is,
Like the tiny mustard seed, the small beginnings of Our Hands For Hope has been planted here, and now we look forward to it’s continued growth so that the birds of the air can come and lodge in it’s branches.
We are so pleased to announce that The Mustard Seed Clothing Co. is now carrying our hand knits.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Napa Valley, California, this boutique has been named
“Best clothing boutique in the Napa Valley”
for sixteen straight years in a row!
Stop by, browse the shop, and tell Barbara Wiggins the owner “thank you ” for offering Her hands to work with Our Hands so that we all can make a difference in the lives of others.
The Mustard Seed Clothing Co. 1301 Napa Town Center, Napa California

Our Hands For Hope is open for business

  It’s official
July 1, 2011
 We’ve launched the web store!
Oh Happy Day.