by Andru McCracken

Top left: Polly Schindel of Saskapaca shows Isis Hiroe the way to make warm winter mittens from alpaca. Schindel came all the way fromKelvington, Saskatchewan to teach the course, which was organized by Jean-Ann Berkenpas and her mother Betty Pilcher.

Top right: All that will become a neat pair of mittens. Grace Michaud bravely begins her mitts at the alpaca mitten making workshop in Tete Jaune this weekend.