W6139 US 2, Norway, MI 49870
Phone: 906-563-7034. E-mail: TheRainbow@rainbowsendalpacas.net
Owners: Dave & Mary Lynn Verley
Visit the Alpaca
Rainbow Gifts and Yarn
Open Monday through Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
ALPACA SHEARING Saturday, May 14th
Visitors may come to Rainbow's End Alpacas & Rainbow Gifts & Yarn in Norway in search of fine alpaca fiber merchandise, but they will leave with an understanding and appreciation of the whole alpaca farming process. Owners Dave and Mary Lynn Verley want to give people a connection between the farm and the wonderful products they carry in their year round store. It truly is a place “where shopping becomes an experience!” The alpaca farm, and the gift shop are all at the same location, at W6139 U.S. 2 near the viaduct on the west end of town. The Verleys started Rainbow's End Alpacas in 2005 after much research and have found this venture changed their lives. It is an investment that you can love!
Rainbow Gifts & Yarn Shop
In their 1700 square foot store on one side you will find beautiful alpaca apparel such as sweaters, coats, scarves, hats, mittens, and their ever popular socks! On the other side of the store the fiber enthusiast will find many types of quality yarn, needles, notions and patterns. A virtual fiber haven! And while supplies last you will also see the farms very own Rainbow Gold Yarn produced by Rainbow’s End Alpacas. Visitors as well as frequent shoppers are quick to pick up the skeins grown here, they love taking a part of the farm home with them to cherish for years to come. Classes are offered during the year for knitting and crocheting. Contact us for information.
Visitors can feed the animals anytime during store hours from their beautiful deck that overlooks the pastures. Special group tours can also be scheduled, Mary Lynn will walk you through the fascinating life of an alpaca where you will discover why these are a very special animal. She also does speaking engagements explaining the wonders of alpaca and how they have changed their lives as they have walked through this journey with God.
Alpaca fiber is five times warmer than wool, hypo-allergenic, retains dye colors better than any other natural fiber, and keeps moisture away from the body. Alpaca fibers can be less than 20 microns in diameter which is why it is so very soft. For comparison, human hair is between 80 and 120 microns. It is a superior fiber for those who suffer with any type of skin disorder or diabetes.
Check out the Rainbow's End Alpacas website at www.rainbowsendalpacas.net
The Rainbow’s hours are Monday thru Saturday 10 to 4.
Anyone with questions about alpaca products or about the alpaca industry can contact
DIRECTIONS: Rainbow's End Alpacas is located on the south side of US-2, just before the viaduct on the west side of the city of Norway. Look for the sign at the top of the hill. W6139 US 2, Norway, MI 49870
Rainbow's End Alpacas is a Member of AOBA, ARI, & GLAA
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