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October 2021

An massive announcement will be made on this Wednesday 27 Oct 21.


March 2021

With everyone emerging from the Covid lockdowns, the world looks like returning to normal with shows again with the Nationals and other local shows happening soon


Now the Christmas and New Year celebrations are all over, its time to spend some time getting those fleeces prepared for processing. The Adelaide heat reduces the amount of time that I can spend in the shed but work still goes on…. bring on autumn

News Flash

I will be adding a new page with “what’s on the loom now”  with the latest trials, challenges and patterns. I try to keep all of my looms with something on them and it varies from rugs to very fine scarves or lengths of fabric for garments.  I will try to get these happening soon….. here is just a sneak peak of what’s to come….

spider weave on 8 shaft ashford

Winter in Adelaide 2018

Winter usually sparks an interest in getting a knitting or weaving project going and “Doing Something With All That Fleece” from the last shearing.

Echo Beach Mill has seen quite a few groups of Handspinners, Weavers & Knitters coming through over the time. One of which was was the Aldinga and Sellicks Spinning, Knitting & Weaving group who came quite a long way for the visit. After the tour of the mill and explanations of how all the equipment works, we all retired down to the house for lunch and a chat about various weaving and spinning projects which I have on the go.  A delightful day was had by all, despite the cold.

here’s their Thank You letter…….

Dear Anne Marie,
Thank you so much for opening your mill and your home to us. It was so interesting to see how it all works, and how much work is involved. I really loved seeing what you have created with the fibres you produce. Those handbags are fantastic, so beautifully finished: and your weaving is wonderful. I noticed that the rug all of us were trampling on in your weaving room was as soft as the rug that was hanging on the loom. I couldn’t put something that lovely on the floor!
A big thank you again from,
Melanie and Faye,
and all of the Aldinga and Sellicks Spinning, Knitting and Weaving Group.



NSS 2016  Aug 4-6 2016

here's the trade stand
here’s the trade stand

exhibits eba

Champion Craft Exhibit – Woven Lap Rug

Reserve Champion Felt – handbag

Reserve Champion Woven – cushion

2nd place felted item – cushion


AAA National Show & Sale 2015

nat 2015 bag display nat 2015 cushions nat 2015 ribbons nat 2015 stand



New Feature added – a promotional link section on the “Links” page

AAA National Show & Sale  2015.

Thurs 10th Sept to 13th Sept 2015

See Echo Beach Alpacas – Fibre Processing Mill at our trade stand number 7/8




August 28th 2014

  • The rug being featured on my “Journey of a Rug” page has now been completed and the final touches made in readiness for entry into the AAA 2014 National Show & Sale Craft Section
    Take a look…..

June 6th 2014

  • The mill has now re-opened for incoming fleeces.  I have made a fair dent in the backlog & hopefully have reduced the waiting time to a more acceptable timeframe.
    Please contact me about sending your fleeces in if you have been asked to wait.
    Price list remains the same for July to Dec 2014.
  • AAA Conference – Adelaide 9-11 May 2014
    2014_conference_1 2014_conference_4
    March 25th 2014

  • The Gumeracha Spinners & Weavers visited the mill today & had a tour of the mill & had the process explained.Also we had a “Fleece Preparation” demonstration. As some weren’t “alpaca” people, it might have been the first time that they had seen this & it hopefully was beneficial for when they are sourcing fleeces for hand spinning.Some went away with bags of rovings, multi coloured bumps and yarn. Have fun!!!!!As a few were also weavers, we had a visit to my weaving studio & had a navajo plying demonstration.Thank you for your visit – I hope to see you again.March 1st 2014.My Mill is closed to incoming fleece until at least the end of June.In the meantime, you may still email me for advice, price lists & preparation sheets but if you could hold off sending any more fleece for a while, that would be greatly appreciated. The mill has reached capacity & its time to clear the back log of jobs. This happens every year around this time, as lots of fleece arrives all at once. A word of advice here is to plan well in advance with your yarn, roving & felt requirements.New page added for all you Weavers & potential Weavers out thereGo & see the new page – Journey of a Rug. This work-in-progress shows rug weaving start to finish.All aspects from initial fleece selection, preparation of the fleece into rovings, hand spinning, navajo plying and then the weaving.Events this Year 2014Tasmania – Alpaca Fiesta 2014Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th April – Easter WeekendThis is a great opportunity for all of my Tasmanian customers to come & have a chat. I will have a trade stand with plenty of info, photos, felt & more. Drop by my stand – I’d love meet you & put a face to the names.AAA Conference – Adelaide 9-11 May 2014Echo Beach Alpacas will be there with a trade stand for you to come & discuss all of your requirements.

    AAA 2013 National Show & Sale – held in Bendigo Vic.

    Anne Marie Harwood of Echo Beach Alpacas takes out

    Champion Weaving & Champion Felting Exhibit


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