Although we are mainly talking about alpacas, dogs are a huge part of our activity. Originally, it was the dogs that brought us together in 1987, and later they contributed to founding of Ruukki's Kehräämö in 2012. Our store is also constantly visited by long-lasting dog friends.
The first alpacas
Sini's first alpacas came from Chile in 2004. Initially, wool was sent to England for spinning, because at that time there were no spinning mill in Finland that were able to process fine alpaca fiber well enough. This is how we came up with the idea - with our own mini mill also made possible a long-term dream of working together with Leena! Even today, Ruukki's Kehräämö is the only spinning mill in Finland that that is able to spin pure alpaca wool.
The magnificent ironworks area, the developing village, and the home of Leena’s family were the reasons for founding the mini mill in Mathildedal. The premises were found at Mathildedal's Ironworks, and the construction work began in 2012. The start was delayed for two years, due to the spinning machines being late, but nowadays the Mathildedal alpacas, their wool, and the yarn we produce are well-known all over Finland.