Sacred Acres Alpaca Farm

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Jan
22

Sunday Fiber Workshop

Sunday, January 22, 2023 - Sunday, December 17, 2023
Palmyra, VA

Join us on the third Sunday each month from 2pm to 4pm to learn different ways of playing with fiber. We are starting 2023 with two hands-on workshops about how to clean and prepare raw alpaca fleece for use in wet and dry felting and spinning. January and February will be dedicated to prepping the fleece. March and April will be opportunities to make products using the prepared fiber.

Class size is limited to 8-10 individuals. All workshops will be held in the studio on the top floor of the two-story barn. There is a ramp to access the store/studio. For individuals with mobility problems, we offer to pick you up at your car with our 4-seater golf cart. Just let us know when you register that you need this service. In warm weather workshops may be held outside, weather permitting.

Cost for workshop is $15-$20 per person, plus cost of any supplies needed. January and February workshops are $15 per person.

Sign up for workshops by calling (703) 945-0766 or contact us by email on our Contact Page.

Fiber workshops will be on the 3rd Sunday each month (Except January, which is the 4th Sunday. My bad!)
Jan 22 -- Wet prep -- Skirting, washing, drying raw alpaca fleece
Feb 19 -- Dry prep -- Using pickers, hand carders, drum carders, and wool combs
Mar 19 -- Making felted soap from batts
Apr 16 -- Learn wet felting while making a hat
May 21 -- TBS
Jun 18 -- TBS
Jul 16 -- TBS
Aug 20 -- TBS
Sep 17 -- TBS
Oct 15 -- TBS
Nov 19 -- TBS
Dec 17 -- TBS

TENTATIVE TOPICS, scheduling based on participant interests
Classes on learning to knit, crochet, Tunisian crochet
Selecting the best tools and yarns for knitting and crocheting
Crocheting Amigurumi veggies, fruits and animals
Needle felting
Learn to dye alpaca fleece (HINT: Dyeing is done while the fleece is still wet after washing)
Needlepoint and other hand-made yarn crafts
How to use a spinning wheel to make yarn
How to weave on small looms

Location:

Sacred Acres Alpaca Farm
16310 James Madison Hwy
Palmyra, VA, 22963

Cost:

15-20

Contact:

MaryJane Cathers
mjcathers78@sacredacresfarm.com
7039450766