Index of Back Issues

Volume 1 Issue 1 June 2012

Alpacas and People: From Pre-History to Today and Into the Future

The First Export of Alpacas: From South America and the Journey Toward Registries

Points of View from Experts in: Fiber, Textiles, Retail, Design and Breeding

Alpaca Registries and Breed Organizations: Assessment, Organization, Cooperation and Unity

The Unbroken Circle: International Groups that Benefit Alpacas and the Human Populations that Depend on Them

Volume 1 Issue 2 September 2012

Fiber Producing Animals

Vicuñas and Alpacas: Linked Through the Ages

Gaining Momentum and Changing the World Fiber Market . . . One Superb Bale at a Time

The Alpaca Fiber Supply Chain

Moving Towards a Universal Grading and Classing System for Alpaca Fiber

Alpaca Fibers: A Textile Processing Perspective

A Rainbow of Colors

Color Me Natural

What’s so Great About Alpaca Fiber?

Volume 1 Issue 3 December 2012

The Spoils of Victory: Making Ribbons and Trophies

Get Ready, Get Set, Show!
By Marty McGee Bennett

On the Road Again: A Look at Transporting Alpacas

And the Winner is . . . Alpaca Show Systems of the World

Fleece Judging Cards
A History by Cameron Holt

A Show Ring and Alpaca Textiles

Advancements in Classing and Processing Alpaca Fiber for the World Market
By Bob and Erin Weintraub

Naming and Measuring Conventions in Alpaca Fleece

Call Me Whenever You Like, Just Don’t Call Me Late for Dinner!

Volume 1 Issue 4 March 2013

Comparing Fiber Characteristics in Alpacas and Sheep

A Cut About: Why the Particulars of Shearing Alpaca Matter

Professional Shearers’ Thoughts

Black GOLD! Alpaca Manure

Tread Lightly: The Unique Physiology of Alpacas

Knitting: The Very, Very Old Becomes New Again

Our Back 40 Yarns at Vogue Live Knitting

Quality vs. Quantity: What Processors Want
By Bob and Erin Weintraub

The Who, What, Why and How of Skin Biopsy
By Rob and Joanna Stephens

Snowmass Casa Chapi Medical Center
By Nick Skinner

Australia Implements New Training for Alpaca Fleece Classers

Volume 2 Issue 1 June 2013

Saco River Dye house
Colorful History, Green Future

Embryo Transfer in Alpacas: Leaders in Research and Practice Explain
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Embryo Transfer in America Today

CIS: Camelid Identification System
By Julie Otis Skinner

Less is Moor
By Alan Parks

Sprouts Alive: Alpacas Get in on the Microgreen Movement

Volume 2 Issue 2 September 2013

Cryogenics in Embryo Transfer with Dr. Curtis Youngs

ariEPD Program: What’s it About and Why is it Good for My Program?
By Darby Vannier

Fiber Fusion: All About Alpaca Blends
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Mini Mills

• Beatriz Canedo Patiño
• Elhadij “Haj” Gueye
• Holly Henderson

Excerpt from: A Definitive Guide to Alpaca Fibre
By Cameron Holt

Volume 2 Issue 3 December 2013

Social Media for Businesses
By Selle Design Group

Mora Valley Spinning Mill
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Alpacas: Getting Down to Business
By Meyla Bianco Johnston


• Auctions
• Alpaca Therapy
• Veterinary Services
• Tax Tips

Slow Textiles and Alpaca Fiber: A Different Business Model
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

New Zealand’s TRI-umph of Alpaca Events
By Sarah Busby

Volume 2 Issue 4 March 2014

Alpaca Coalition of America

Bombs Away

Alpaca is Everywhere

Artists and Artifacts of the Ancient Andean Area

Animals and Art

Artist Profiles
• Daniel Salmieri
• Anne Rogers
• Barbara Keal
• Holly Williams
• Mark Short
• Judy Boyt
• Nilson Mogrovejo


Boing Batty with FeltLOOM®

Alternative Therapies with Dr. Tim Holt

Donated Alpacas of Heifer International

Quechua Benefit: A Love Story

Fit for a (Future) King

Volume 3 Issue 1 June 2014

It Takes All Kinds
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Livestock Dog Breed Profile: Maremma Sheepdog

Keeping Vigil: Just Another Alpaca Talent
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Alpaca Meat: the Argument Against
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Culling for Herd Development and Meat Production
By Jared Johnston


Dinner in the Field

The Extraordinary Potato
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

North West Camelid Foundation

Volume 3 Issue 2 September 2014

Loren and Judy Stevens of Llama Tique

Alpaca Insurance

Livestock Dogs: Anatolian Shepherd

Creating a Business from Horses

Book Review: Alpacas Don’t Do That

Successful Alpaca Breeding in the United States and Perú

The World of Women and Alpacas


Why Your Next Summer Should be Alpaca, Not Cashmere

Designer Profiles
• The Green Yarn Company
• Alicia Adams Alpaca
• Alpaca Expressions by Debby Green

Volume 3 Issue 3 December 2014

Look Who is Coming to Norway!
By Line Werner

The New World
By Jack Baldwin

Importing & Exporting Alpacas
By Meyla Bianco Johnston


Evaluating Alpacas Around the World

Martha Stewart’s American Made

A Life of Alpaca Artistry
By Noelle Gaberman

Casa Chapi: A Bird’s Eye View
By David Tracey

Pluck, Clucky Chicken Footstools

Volume 3 Issue 4 March 2015

Patagonia: the Natural World and Natural Fibers

Plus Size Opportunity

!Welcome to Alpaca Fiesta!

Vicuña Chaccu

A Look Inside Michell

Incalpaca Textile Factory Tour

The Art of Integrity: Art Atlas


Alpaca Moda Fashion Show


Song of Sibayo

Volume 4 Issue 1 June 2015

ACOA Organizes Cohesive New Fleece Collection Plan

Maine Revival: Textiles and a Sustainable Model

Kentucky Cloth Project

Round Barn Fiber Mill

Size Does Matter

Commercial Dehairer

Softness Sensation on a Microscopic Level


Livestock Dog Profile: Tibetan Mastiff

Well Bred: Breed Registries’ Impact

Wild Mantle Profile: From Pink to Green: Alpaca Fiber Insulation

Volume 4 Issue 2 September 2015

Asian Interest in Alpaca

Spring Harvest Fiber Mill
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Alpaca’s Cottage Industry
By Meyla Bianco Johnston


Andee Fagan Profile

Turkish Akbask Livestock Guardian Dog

Nunoa Project Collaboration
By Dr. Steve Purdy

Volume 4 Issue 3 December 2015

Technology in the Alpaca World

Welcome to the Web

Alpacas in Modern Farmer

A Simple Trick of the Trade

OFDA Machines

Embryo Transfer in Alpacas

Simply Natural 3D Knitting

FibreLux Portable Micron Measuring Device

Komondor Livestock Guardian Dog


Artisans Weave Networks

Prima Alpaca

Finding a Balance

Essential Oils for Alpacas

Volume 4 Issue 4 March 2016

Imperial Yarn and Farm to Finery Join Forces

Alpacas in the Media
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Adventures in the Altiplano
By Katie Safley

A U.S. Alpaca Livestock Fiber Business Model?
By Jared Johnston

The Alpaca Industry – Alive and Kicking Back
By Meyla Bianco Johnston


Livestock Dog: Polish Tatra Sheepdog

Amano by Lorena Laing

The Importance of Classing and Sorting in Alpaca Fibre
By Cameron Holt

SGC: Sorting, Grading, Classing

Nunoa Project: Ongoing Work with Camelids

Volume 5 Issue 1 June 2016

Learn from the Experts: Canchones Alpaca Stud’s Embryo Transfer Tips

To ET or Not To ET?
By Jude Anderson

The Ethereal Beauty and Significance of Paracas Textiles
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Classic Alpaca: Creative. Colorful. Collaborative
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

¡Pom-Pom Workshop!

Inspiring Good: Classic Alpaca and Quechua Benefit

Right Hand Management
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Volume 5 Issue 2 September 2016

Cashmere World

Weather and Gender Balance?
By Lynn Edens, Kim Gleason and Arturo Pena

Direct Marketing Alpaca End Products
By Judith Korff, President, AFCNA

Alpaca Breed Standard
By Dick Walker

Inoue Brothers and Pacomarca
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Pacomarca: Genetic Improvement of Alpacas

Alpaca Comfort Duvets

Livestock Dog: Great Pyrenees

Why are Livestock Dogs Mostly White?

Alicia Adams Retail Store

Designer Profile: Sandra Cáceres Simons

North American Alpaca Shearing Contest

Diary of a Fire
By Kathleen Mowry

Pint Sized Agritourism at Trotter Hills Alpacas

Local Culture Reflected in Stained Glass
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Volume 5 Issue 3 December 2016

Online Retail

Sweater Trends

Color Trends

Cracking Open the Chinese Market for Alpacas

Cashmere World 2016
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

The Hidden Road to China
By Steve Rid out

Livestock Guardian Dog: Mongolian Bankhar

Strauch Fiber Equipment Company

Hermann Photography

Natural Fiber Producers & Maine Textiles Join Forces

The Nunoa Project

Volume 5 Issue 4 March 2017

Education: The Starting Point to Success
By Jared Johnston

Designer Profile: Carole Solis

Not Your Grandparents’ Alpaca

Showing Alpacas: Did I Mention Paying Attention?
By Jude Anderson

Back in Black: Canchones
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Alpaca Micron Testing: Why the Differences?
By Cameron Holt

Ovarian Follicular Waves in Alpacas
By Jorge Reyna

The Plight of the Peruvian Alpaca Farmer
By Kristen Peterson

The New Gold Standard

Volume 6 Issue 1 June 2017

Alpaca Direct Co-Founder Testifies at U.S. Senate

Meet Bud Synhorst

Senator Uses Alpacas as an Example of “Tax Loophole” in Video

British Alpaca Society Judges Recertification
By Mark Steele

Retail Tags

Monster Felt
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Carcel: Transforming Lost Time into Skills, Paid Jobs and Brighter Futures

Alpaca Partners
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Volume 6 Issue 2 September 2017

Camelid Congress 2017
By Robin Näsemann

International Artist Ai Weiwei
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

National Spinning Incorporating Alpaca Fiber Into Production

Beatriz Canedo Patiño
By Daniela Erana and Meyla Bianco Johnston

Inside the Business of Vicuña, The Wool Worth More Than Gold
By Osman Ahmed

Book Review: In Search of the World’s Finest Wools

Spot-On! Appaloosa Leopard Alpacas
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Heartfelt Alpaca Creations

Downward Alpaca!

Benson Alpaca Meadows

Volume 6 Issue 3 December 2017

An Open AOA Registry?

Country Music Awards

Miss Indiana

Suri Symposium and All-Suri Fleece Show 2017

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Gender Ratios in Alpacas

Experiencing National Alpaca Farm Days
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Alpaca Embryo Transfer Part One: Steps and Equipment Involved
By Jude Anderson

Herd Management: Exploring the Meat Option
By Sally Balcaen

Parade of Champions Cookoff

Alpaca Farm Stores

Alpaca To Apparel
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Volume 6 Issue 4 March 2018

Team USA Olympic Uniform Sweater: Made with American Alpaca Fiber

Alpaca Fiesta to Take Place October 22-27, 2018

Discover Alpaca Groups on Facebook

Alpaca Embryo Transfer Part Two: Multiply Your Alpaca

Gorgeousness with ET
By Jude Anderson

The Striking Uniqueness of Alpaca Embryos
By Kim Gleason, PhD

Perspectives: An Open or Closed AOA Alpaca Registry?

Meet the New Generation of American Alpaca
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Wool Testing: Evolving with Time and Technology
By Angus and Margaret McColl

Hairballs: Rare But Potentially Lethal to Crias

Volume 7 Issue 1 June 2018

Alpaca Emoji

Alpaca Embryo Transfer - Part Three: Never Stop Learning, Always Tweaking
By Jude Anderson

Lights, Camera, Alpacas!

Alpaca Industry Boom
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Shaping the Future of the North American Alpaca
By Dick Walker, MD

Barns, Barns, Barns!

The Costs & Benefits of Line Breeding Alpacas
By Lynn Edens and Kim Gleason, PhD

What’s Popping Up In Your Pasture?
By Kim Gleason, PhD

Alpacas Helping Biomedical Research

The Suri Network
By Jared Johnston

Bone Regeneration with NuCressTM
By Tracy Courage

Volume 7 Issue 2 September 2018

Alpaca Products Market Trends
By Jody Hatch, Lynn Edens, and Susanne Bienenstock

Blockchains & Alpaca Consumer Goods
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Gray Alpacas Then and Now
By Neil E. Padgett, MD, MPH and Bari Padgett

Nashville and the Alpaca Industry
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

New Era Fiber Welcomes the
Public to Meet and Greet at the Mill

Fall Fashion Showcase

Designer Profile: Harlequin Feltworks

Designer Profile: Man-Made Textiles

Peruvian Link: 20 years of Ingenuity
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Natural Dyes
By Louise Carroll

Volume 7 Issue 3 December 2018

Make A Nutrition Plan for Your Alpacas

In the Beginning, There Were EPDs . . .

The Media and You
By Sally Balcaen and Meyla Bianco Johnston

Black Beauty
By Alonso Burgos

Suri Alpaca Rugs
By Meyla Bianco Johnston

Máximo Laura

Book Review: Textiles of Ancient Peru

The Making of Moonlight
By Meyla Bianco Johnston