The Abbey Alpacas

Artists, Woman-Owned/Co-owned


Indoor Winter Market, Saturday Market, Tuesday Night Market

Dates Available

November 17, 2018

December 8, 2018


Alpaca Wool Products


The Abbey alpacas: Quality, Excellence, and a Passion for Alpacas!

At the age of 55, Ruth decided to leave the city life and build an alpaca farm.  She has never looked back.

In Addition to animal husbandry, Ruth has become a master fiber technician.  She spins fiber into yarn, which she then hand dyes into a myriad of colors using both natural and acid dyes.  Ruth also uses the fiber for knitting, crocheting, and felting in her production of quality alpaca products.   She offers classes in all of these techniques.

The animals born here are registered as the little sisters and brothers of the abbey.  With quiet enthusiasm Ruth is dedicated to a superior breeding program where excellence shows in the health and quality of my animals.

Alpacas are 7 times warmer than wool, softer than cashmere, and  hypoallergenic.  They are gentle on the earth offering an organic way of life.

Never fear winter again, let The Abbey wrap you in luxury as you enjoy the warmth of genuine alpaca.


Star Tribune Article, May 2015