Sally Brandon

Alpaca Judge Sally Brandon

Twenty-two years ago, Sally Brandon learned to weave in Finland as an International 4-H Youth Exchange student. She came home from that trip with such a love for weaving that she built her loom from a kit and hasn’t stopped weaving since. She discovered Alpaca fiber 10 years ago and the discovery has led her into a career that envelops her whole family. She and her husband, Jay, own and operate The Shepherd’s Mill in Phillipsburg, Kansas. From alpaca to yak, they produce exquisite yarns and fabrics from the nation’s finest natural fibers. Sally continues to teach classes in spinning, weaving and other fiber arts as well as sell retail fiber arts supplies and equipment with her mother and sister.