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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Anza alpaca raiser, lecturer wins Fabric Arts award


Last updated 3/15/2018 at 12:06pm


First-place and second-place fiber art clothing winners Martha Lumina, right, and Julie Roy from Idyllwild show their fabric art clothing creations on display at the Diamond Valley Arts Center gallery, 123 N. Harvard St., in historic downtown Hemet. Lumina created a multi-purpose, latticed clothing piece that can be worn or used as a table runner, shown on the right. Roy wears a scarf and shows other scarves, woven from fiber from her alpaca herd in Anza.

Julie Roy, who owned and operated the popular Anza Alpaca Ranch and now lives in Idyllwild, won a second-place award at the annual Diamond Valley Art Center Fabric Artists show in historic downtown Hemet.

Roy exhibited several of her alpaca wool scarves at the DVAC Art Gallery as a form of fabric art and took the second-place award in the wool clothing category.

"The scarves I showed are from my favorite alpaca," Roy said, wrapping the soft scarf around her neck. The Roys, who held alpaca shows at their ranch and store in Anza several times a year to the delight of potential alpaca rancher...

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