White Violet Center for Eco-Justice
Alpaca Wool and Fiber
The quality herd at White Violet Farm Alpacas, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. (near Terre Haute) is helping support programs of Eco-Justice education, organic agriculture and fiber education. White Violet Farm Alpacas maintains one of the highest quality fiber herds in the Midwest on an organic farm about 10 minutes from Terre Haute. In 1998, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, accepted a donation of their first six alpacas. Since then, the award winning herd has grown to 63 alpacas raised for sales, breeding and fiber production. The fiber program has grown from frequent small group gatherings of learning how to spin, weave, felt, and knit, to having fiber working sessions every Tuesday evening and providing both simple and intensive fiber workshops for learning and improving skills. All scarves and hats made at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice contain 100 percent alpaca fiber from the Sisters of Providence alpacas. Alpacas come in 16 natural colors. Some items are made from hand-spun alpaca yarn. A photo of the alpaca(s) from which the garment was made comes with each item sold.