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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Fancy getting creative with Toft Alpaca Shop?

October, November and December are extremely busy times for us here at Toft Alpaca Shop.  We love the build up to the big C word although it often means seeing the inside of numerous hotel rooms as we travel the length and bredth of the country with our alpaca yarn, knitting kits, knitting patterns and alpaca knitwear.

Not only does the Toft UK tour ramp up at this time of year but so do the craft workshops and this year they are not only held here at Toft Manor in the West Midlands! 

For those in the south of the country we are visiting The Vyne in Basingstoke, Hampshire on Friday 17th November for two mini versions of our felt decorations workshop when we'll make one bauble together and you'll take home a kit to make two more.  The Vyne is always a beautiful location and even more so at Christmas when it brims over with festiveness! Visit the National Trust website for more details and to book your place on either the morning or afternoon knitting and felting sessions held by the open log fire - lush!

Whilst at the farm in the coming months we have the following courses to look foward to:

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Date for your Diary: 1st November Toft sample SALE with up to 70% off RRP on one-off knitwear!


It’s that time of year again when we open up our doors to our sample sale. This year it’s going to be a corker of an event as we have hundreds of samples due to the pattern book and our new range of dresses.

There will be everything from handbags and cardigans through to socks and slippers this year.

Doors open at 10am on 1st November 2011 at

Toft Manor




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Here’s just a  taster of one of the cardigans to whet your appetite… Prices will start from £10!

Monday, 17 October 2011

Just a normal Monday at Toft

Just a normal Monday, dress the snooker room with weird and wonderful alpaca
knitwear related items for a Sunday Telegraph photo shoot including Kerry's
cardboard and alpaca yarn moose head. The very talented John Lawrence
visited Toft mid-morning and he and Kerry spent several hours talking
alpaca, taking some great shots of Kerry in situ, in our workshop space and
the hay barn. Pete took it all in his stride though, chilling out on
Carrie's chair. It's been super windy and chilly here today - a sure sign that winter is on
its way and the knitting needles need to start clicking in earnest to
complete all those jumpers and projects to knit from Toft Book 1!

Monday, 10 October 2011

A big success at Ally Pally with our first book!

You were fighting over our new book at Ally Pally this year. As ever we sold out of several of our yarns and pom poms and buttons were flying off the shelves. We re-homed nearly 100 of our small Teds- including one to Marina (and the Diamonds) as a tour buddy.

Lisbee was spotted by a couple of fans- we think there may well be a correlation between knitters and fans of our Lisbee Stainton as she was spotted last year in Harrogate too.

An awesome weekend was had by all- thanks to all our amazing staff for all their enthusiasm and hard work- and it was great to meet all our fans again.