About Stewart Heritage Farm

Located in New Market, TN, Stewart Heritage Farm is home to a small herd of alpacas.  We focus on producing consistently soft fleeces used to make yarn, roving, and a variety of products to wear and accessorize your home.  Shearing takes place in the spring and begins the process of creating luxuriously soft and warm clothing and home accessories.  The on-site farm shop showcases a unique selection of socks, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, shawls, boot liners, blankets, throws, alpaca yarn, and patterns.  In addition we sell raw alpaca fleece and roving for hand-spinners and other fiber artists and crafters.

Hello and welcome to my website! I'm Brenda, the owner of Stewart Heritage Farm. I hope you enjoy the pictures and a little bit of my story.

Growing up and throughout my young adult life, I always dreamed of living on a small farm with animals. Through many twists and turns, the dream became a reality in 2004 when I purchased my first farm property and a few alpacas while living in Ohio. Today, the farm is located in East Tennessee and is home to over 20 alpacas, a flock of chickens, a few ducks, and several cats and dogs.

My mother and grandmother taught me the art of crochet when I was a kid. I learned to sew in high school home economics class and then taught myself to knit in my twenties. Over time, I dabbled and created in the various needle arts, followed a career in the Air Force, and developed a passion for gardening and farm life.

Alpacas turned out to be the ideal livestock for the farm because of their beautiful soft fiber, which I use in many of my creations. Growing the fiber takes a year. The process of creating the yarn, roving, and hand-crafted accessories takes anywhere from six months to a year, all dependent on how long it takes the various cottage mills to complete their process. So, from start to finish, the process could take as much as 2 years.

This picture is of a few of my boys. The two tall ones are actually alpaca/llama mixes.

The natural color of alpaca ranges from white to black with many shades in between. The natural colors of alpaca are so amazing and provide so many options for the end product.

However, the color options are endless when dyes are applied.

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