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STENTWOOD ALPACAS Est. 2001

Breeders of high quality huacaya alpacas & producers of 100% Pure Alpaca fibre Blankets, Quilts & Pillows all hand made locally in Devon.

Luxurious and indulgent, our range of 100% pure Alpaca quilts and pillows are the perfect companions for those all-important sleeping hours for the whole family.

WHY ALPACA?

Our quilts are sewn all over in flower or wave patterns, this has the benefit of ensuring the fibre remains exactly where we put it and not migrating from the seams leaving cold spots (which cause broken sleep as you move to get warm). We do not produce pocket or line sewn ‘Duvets’, but recommend that our quilts are placed in regular duvet cases in order to keep them clean.

Alpaca fibres have a hollow structure which makes them incredibly light and soft, and a natural insulator – helping you remain cool as you sleep in the summer, and warm in the winter.

Because each fibre has a hollow core, your duvet will wick moisture away from your body while you sleep, keeping you comfortable, warm and cosy.

Alpaca fleece contains very low levels of lanolin (the grease found in sheep’s wool) this makes it naturally very clean, dry and absorbent, a hostile environment for dust mites which are a common cause of asthma and other allergies. Our duvets and pillows are encased in the finest 100% natural cotton fabric.


Ethics

Our Alpaca fibre is produced & processed locally in Devon. We believe strongly in high standards of animal welfare and responsible environmental practice and work always to sustainable principles and low ‘fibre miles’.

Our fibre is washed and carded at a mill just an hour away by The Natural Fibre Company, then stitched into a pure cotton waxed cambric casing.

Our Blankets are woven on original victorian looms at a working wool mill just a few minutes down the road – Coldharbour Mill by the very taleted Louise Cottey who also teaches hand weaving classes there.

Alpacas live up to 20 years and are farmed solely for their fibre production, not for meat. They are gentle, grazing, herd animals and are amazingly successful fox deterrents making them extremely good companion animals.

Care
Your Alpaca quilt and pillows can be gently hand washed in cool water , as the fabric is a waxed cambric you will find it is natuarlly water repellant and is best not submerged, but rinsed with cool water (or quickly ‘hosed off’ outdoors as is particularly useful to know with the child size!) and dried on the line – NEVER put in a washing machine or in a tumble drier. You may alternatively have it gently dry cleaned. We suggest you always use a flatsheet (or cover) and pillow slips in order to reduce the necessity to launder the products.

Ordering
We are pleased for you to come and collect your items and meet our alpacas, or we will post your items at cost to any mainland UK address. We ask you to allow 14 days for delivery, although we may be able to dispatch more quickly on request.

PRICES

Cot Bed quilt & pillow set
quilt 115x95cm/pillow 63x38cm £160

Single quilt 135x200cm £160

Double quilt – 200x200cm £265

King Size quilt – 225x220cm £295

Super King quilt – 260x220cm £340

We consider our quilts to be ‘all season’ weight as alpaca fibre is breathable and in the wild they are used to temperature extremes we have found the same quilt to work perfectly all year round, never too hot nor too cold.

Pillow – Cot Bed – 63x38cm £40

Pillow – Standard – 48x74cm £65

Pillow – Superking – 50x90cm £75

We believe our quilts to be 10 Tog, however we feel testing methods are not truly suited to the qualities of alpaca. Quilts and Pillows are hand crafted using a traditional long arm sewing machine therefore stitching may be characterful, but will not affect the performance of your products!

PLEASE REMEMBER: Quilts/pillows are not recommended for children under one year of age

BED BLANKETS/THROWS/ FABRIC LENGTHS

The gloriously soft, fine fabric woven by Louise Cottey, on the Victorian Power Looms at Coldharbour Mill, Devon is available as blankets or as fabric lengths.

Please enquire as to available colours, sizes and prices – we currently have the weaves as shown below in hand, in a light weight bed blanket, beautifully soft with a fantastic drape, perfect over our quilts for a snug winter sleep, or simply used with a crisp linen sheet during summer.

Generous double/king/super king bed size – 2.6m x 1.5m (100″ x 60″) – £375 edged on two sides, or can be made into a pair of single covers by request at additional cost

Bolt of fabric (no finishing) – approximately 3m x 1.5m (120″ x 60″) -£300

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