March 7 Guild Meeting is In-Person in Encinitas!
Wendy Tyler owns and operates Black Wolf Ranch and Fiber in St. Ignatius, Montana. She was first introduced to knitting and yarn by her aunt, who traveled across the globe sending her a “textile gift” from wherever she visited. So when Wendy received a box of Alpaca from Peru, it was love at first “fondle”! Little did her aunt know that it would turn into a lifetime obsession.
Black Wolf Ranch started as a dream. At that time, Wendy was seeking to identify ways she could live in a rural setting and make a living. During her search, she discovered alpacas and began to diligently research these amazing animals. In 2001, a ranch and her first purchase of six alpacas occurred. By 2018, her herd had grown to over 300. Now at a more modest 140, she dedicates her time to improving her yarn, colorways, and the breed. She shares her successes and failures with her clients, other breeders and the fiber community and works with other fiber producing animals and small businesses to ensure the fiber industry stays healthy and happy.
Read more about Wendy Tyler and Black Mountain Ranch here www.blackwolfranch.com
Read more about Wendy’s visit and talk here.