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Marsh Spring Farm
5207 95th Ave NE Lake Stevens, WA 98258 US
Phone: 425-238-3644 Website:
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About Us

Marsh Spring Farm is a 2.5 acre farm in Lake Stevens, Washington, owned by Debra Idso and Larry Dennis. When Larry and Debra moved to Lake Stevens, they decided to raise alpacas and started their collection of furry critters.  Every day they enjoy these gentle, cute animals.

Debra processes their fiber and sells it through their Etsy store.  Their fiber is sold in bats of natural colors.  We have four colors; Cashmere has a light beige coat, Ginger a beautiful fawn, Albert a creamy white and Shadow with his stunning black.

Debra and Larry also enjoy gardening and growing their food throughout the year as well as raising chickens for their eggs.


Our Mission

Marsh Spring Farm’s goal is to bring wholesome goodness to our handcrafted fiber and provide ourselves with produce and eggs.  No chemicals are ever used on our farm and we use composting methods to add nutrients to our soil.  Our fiber is processed and spun by hand.



Proud member of:

Valley Spinner's Guild
Text Box: ‘Paca Facts

Alpaca fiber, which is often called alpaca wool by mistake, is extremely warm!
Strands of alpaca fiber examined by a microscope reveal tiny air pockets throughout the alpaca fiber. These air pockets are what make alpaca fiber such a great insulator, making clothing made from alpaca fiber warm and very light weight.
There are no naturally occurring oils, grease, or lanolin in alpaca fiber, so there is no worry about a garment made from alpaca fiber having a foul odor that would need to be masked.
Alpaca fiber is stronger than the more commonly worn Merino wool; therefore it is also more abrasion resistant.
Alpaca fiber is extremely durable. It can be blended and dyed any color without losing its natural sheen.
It is compatible with woolen or worsted systems, so a garment does not necessarily have to be made entirely of alpaca fiber. Plus, since the fibers are so strong, they are water resistant and can withstand solar radiation.

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