Welcome to Brenel Alpacas Fine Yarns and Fibres. We are a family owned business established by Neil and Brenda Lester in 1996. We no longer breed alpacas however the business focus is now 100% on fibre processing into yarns and garments. We are temporarily located in Mayfield Canterbury while our new house is being built. All products in our Online Shop are still available during this time.
There are two types of Alpacas - the Huacaya [pronounced Wak-eye-yuh] and the Suri [pronounced Soo-ri].
Both types of alpaca carry a fine fleece which can be used in fibre production, however each has different underlying characteristics.
Huacaya alpacas have a dense, crimp fleece and have a fluffy appearance.
Suri alpacas are well known for the lustre or shine that is present in their fleece and their unique pencil-like lock structure.