For years I’ve dreamed about bringing people together at the farm to enjoy a week of fiber. This year brought two new wonderful and talented fiber friends into my life. The three of us have put together what we hope will be a well paced dive into the process of sheep to tapestry weaving. Here’s what we have planned:
Spend five days on the farm immersed in the fiber experience and get to know other fiber enthusiasts along the way. Class will be limited to 10 participants.
We'll start with raw fleece from our spring sheep shearing and take it through the processes of cleaning, preparing, dyeing, spinning and weaving.
Day 1 Exploring different types of wool, skirting and scouring, natural dye lesson and setting up natural dye pots
Day 2 Natural dyeing, fiber preparation lesson
Day 3 Fiber prep-carding, combing..., spinning lesson and spinning time
Day 4 Spinning Time, weaving lesson and weaving time
Day 5 Work day for finishing up projects, additional practice time, celebration
- 8:30-9:00 Continental breakfast and daily brief
- 9:00-12:00 Lesson and work time
- 12:00-1:00 Lunch break
- 1:00-4:00 Lesson and work time
- 4:00-5:00 Daily wrap up and clean up
- Day 5 will conclude with a family celebration and barbecue
Dates: May 30-June 3 2018
Although we are not offering overnight accommodations we have great local suggestions.
Registration will open on November 25. We’re running an early bird special through December 9 of $50 off the $675 registration price.
You can contact me through the website contact page with questions.