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September- December 2019

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Fall

NEW!!! Little Pumpkin Friends                  Cost: $24

Sat. Sept. 21st 10-noon OR Sat. Oct. 12th 1-3 pm

Make an adorable little cat or bunny that’s all dressed up for trick or treating. Made with wool and needle felting K8+

 

NEW!!! Shibori Silk Leaf Swag                  Cost: $32

Tues. Sept. 24th 10-noon OR Sat. Oct. 5th 1-3 pm OR Fri. Nov. 15th 2-4 pm  

Dye fabric with beautiful fall colors, then cut and shape leaves. Assemble onto a grapvine swag with wire tendrils, felt acorns, curls and more!

 

NEW!!! Illuminated Fall Lamp                  Cost: $45

Tues. Oct. 8th 6-9 pm OR Tues. Nov. 2nd 1-4 pm OR Tues. Nov. 19th 10-1 pm

A cylindrical light with fall branches and leaves in the design, it lights up with a simple fixture, included. Add a nature inspired warmth to any room with this wet felted marvel.

 

NEW!!! Dainty Pumpkin Wreath                 Cost: $24

Sat. Sept. 28th 10-noon OR Tues. Oct. 22nd 10-noon OR Sat. Nov. 9th 2-4 pm

Sage green felt leaves create the backdrop for tiny pumpkins and embellishments on this simple wreath created on a hoop,  with easy needle felting and embellishments.

 

Felted Fantasy Pumpkins                                              Cost: $32

Tues. Sept. 17th 10-noon OR Sat. Sept. 28th 2-4 OR Sat. Oct. 26th 2-4 pm

Create an array of dazzling, ombre dyed pumpkins! You’ll needle felt three pumpkins with apple spice inside, a real stem and sparkly adornments. K5+

 

Honey Bee Mobile                             $24

Tues. Sept. 17th 10-noon OR Sat. Oct. 5th 1-3 pm OR Sat. Dec. 28th 2-4 pm

Create a hive & honey bees with sparkling wings, then hang it from a branch mobile for a charming decoration. K8+

 

 

Holiday

NEW!!! Christmas Tree Weaving                                                                 Cost: $35

Sat. Dec. 14th 10-noon OR Fri.Dec.20th 10-noon OR Thurs. Jan. 2nd 2-4 pm

Choose from our fun, funky frame looms (which we’ll show you how you can make yourself!) and gather from our eclectic mixture of yarns, rovings, fibers, etc to make a woven tree on a 5 x 7” frame.

 

NEW!!! Sparkle Luminaries                           $24

Tues. Dec. 10th 7-9 pm OR Sat. Dec. 14th 1-3 pm OR Tues. Dec. 17th 10-noon

Create two dazzling jars that shine, complete with led candles and embellished with fun felted creations! K5+

 

NEW!!! Christmas Critters                              $18

Thurs. Dec. 5th 10-noon OR Sat. Dec. 21st 2-4 pm OR Fri. Dec. 27th 1-3 pm

Bring a picture of your dog or cat and make a little “pocket pal” felted recreation. Add a little holly sprig and a ribbon hanger to create a keepsake! K8+

 

NEW!!! Farmhouse Chic Snowflake Hoop  $24

Tues. Dec. 10th 7-9 pm OR Sat. Dec. 14th 1-3 pm OR Tues. Dec. 17th 10-noon

Using cute Christmas flannel, a snowflake stencil and needle felting, along with lots of fun embellishments to make a cute decoration! We’ll inspire you with lots of ideas and designs. K8+

 

Baby Reindeer Headbands                                              Cost: $24

Fri. Dec. 6th 10-noon OR Thurs. Dec. 19th 1-3 pm OR Sat. Dec. 21st 10-noon

Create reindeer ears complete with holly and berries or flowers. Perfect for holiday photos!  K8+

 

Winter Forest Scarf                                               Cost: $50

Thurs. Dec. 12th 1-5 pm OR Sat. Dec. 28th 10-1 pm

Imagine a breathtaking winter scene and learn how to turn it into wearable art with wet felting.

 

Felting

 

NEW!!! Bird of the Month                               Cost: $24

Sat. Sept. 21st 1-3 pm OR Thurs. Oct. 22nd 10-noon OR Sat. Nov. 9th 2-4 pm OR Sat. Dec. 28th 2-4 pm

Create and collect a needle felted bird for every month!  September- Owl , October- Red Winged Blackbird, November- Puffin, December- Partridge with a Holly Wreath K8+

 

NEW!!! Baby Dinosaur                                    Cost: $24

Sat. Sept. 21st 1-3 pm OR Tues. Dec. 17th 1-3 pm

Make a cuddly, colorful dinosaur out of wool and needle felting techniques, with fun details like scales and polka dots!  K8+

 

Baby Dragon                                       Cost: $24

Sat. Oct. 12th 1-3 pm OR Tues. Dec. 17th 1-3 pm

Make a sweet little dragon with sparkly wings and lots of character with needle felting. K8+

 

Felted Flowers                                    Cost: $24

Tues. Oct. 1st 10-noon OR Tues. Nov. 5th 2-4 pm OR Thurs. Dec. 19th 10-noon

Create a beautiful  wet felted flower- the perfect adornment for your jacket, purse or home.  K8+

 

Felt a Basket                        Cost: $60

Tues. Sept. 17th 1-5 pm OR Wed. Nov. 13th 10-2 pm OR Sat. Jan. 4th 10-2 pm

Create a round basket, including a built-in-handle; wet felting techniques will amaze you with their magic! This is a physical class with standing and rolling involved.

 

Cat Cave                               Cost: $70

Tues. Sept. 17th 1-5 pm OR Wed. Nov. 13th 10-2 pm OR Sat. Jan. 4th 10-2 pm

A cozy bed/burrow for your kitty, this is like having their own little felted hideout, made with wet felting. This is a physical class with standing and rolling involved.

 

Felt a Landscape                                Cost: $50

Sat. Oct. 26th 1-5 pm OR Tues. Nov. 5th 10-2 pm

Bring a picture to use as your inspiration and create a one-of-a-kind fiber art piece with dyeing, wet and needle felting.

 

Mixed Media Art                                              Cost: $50

Thurs. Nov. 7th  and 14th 2-4 pm OR Thurs. Nov. 7th and 14th 7-9 pm

Dye, felt, fuse and paint in this fun class! Begin with a canvas as we start to assemble found objects with paper, painting, felt, fabric and more!

 

 

Wearables

 

 

NEW!!! Felted Bandana Cowl                        Cost: $85

Thurs. Oct. 24th 10-2 pm OR Tues. Nov. 12th 10- 2 pm

Use wet felting to create a slouchy cowl with ridges and layers, beautiful colors and fibers- a unique piece of art you can wear! Previous wet felting experience recommended.

 

Felted Purse         Cost: $70

Tues. Sept. 17th 1-5 pm OR Wed. Nov. 13th 10-2 pm OR Sat. Jan. 4th 10-2 pm

Choose your shape and create a purse with handles. Choose from lots of creative embellishments and designs! Previous wet felting experience recommended.

 

Art Mitts               Cost: $45

Tues. Oct. 8th 6-9 pm OR Sat. Nov. 2nd 1-4 OR Tues. Nov. 19th 10-1 pm OR Wed. Dec. 18th 1-4 pm

Make a pair of elegant, warm and practical, gauntlet-style fingerless mitts with beautiful fibers and wet felting.

                                                                       

Nuno Felted Scarf              Cost: $70

Tues. Oct. 22nd 1-4 pm OR Tues. Oct. 22nd  6-9 pm OR Tues. Dec. 3rd 1-4 pm

Float in the bliss of silk and soft wool designs with this technique of blending and fusing called nuno felting! We’ll walk you through step by step making these beautiful scarves.

 

Needle Felted Hats or Slippers       Cost: $65

Thurs. Sept. 26th 10-2 pm OR Sat. Nov. 16th 1-5 pm OR Tues. Dec. 10th 1-5 pm

Choose to learn either hats or slippers.  Involves both needle and wet felting for a perfect style and fit. Materials include form and fibers.

 

 

Knitting and Crochet

 

NEW!!! Quick Ombre Hat                          Cost: $45

Fri. Oct. 4, 11, and Nov. 1st 11-1 pm

Skill Level: Comfortable with knit and purl and working in the round

Create the fun and addictive ombre hat, which teaches fun and easy colorwork. The pattern is easily adaptable to all sizes from baby to adult. Includes yarn and pompom. Bring sz. 8 / 16”circular and dpn.  

 

NEW!!! Beehive Tea Cozy                           Cost: $45

Fri. Sept. 20, 27th and Oct. 11th 11-1 pm

Skill Level: Comfortable with knit and purl

Get a buzz with your tea cozy that is a hive and includes a felted bee! Cute and practical, it makes the perfect gift for a  beekeeper.  Includes yarn and felt bee. Bring sz. 10 straight needles

 

Knitting 101                              Cost: $65

Thurs. Sept. 26, Oct. 3rd and 10th 2-4 pm OR Thurs. Sept. 26, Oct. 3rd and 10th 7-9 pm

We’ll teach you to knit, purl, increase and decrease in no time at all. Supplies include yarn and needles for a scarf.

 

Intro to Crochet Cost: $50

Thurs. Sept. 19th 1-4 pm OR Thurs. Oct. 24th 6-9 pm

Learn to make a chain, and how to make three basic stitches as we make a soap scrub. Includes yarn and a hook.

 

Knitting Help                                                      Cost: $20/hr                     

Call to schedule

Knitting gotcha in knots? Call to set up a private class to help, or to learn new skills and expand your repertoire. 

 

Esther’s Place Stop In and Stitch 

Every Friday 12-3 pm

Stop in with your project, pull up a chair and stitch with us for a while! On the second Friday of the month, we’ll serve soup!

 

Spinning

 

NEW!!! Navajo Plying Workshop                 Cost: $35

Skill Level: Comfortable Spinner on the wheel

Thurs. Nov. 7th 10-noon

Want to make beautiful striping yarns? Learn this fun technique that keeps the colors in sequence. Bring a wheel and 100+ yds of single ply yarn spun from hand painted fibers.

 

Drop Spindling               Cost: $60

Thurs. Oct. 3rd 10-noon OR Tues. Nov. 12th 7-9 pm

Want to start making your own yarn? Start as we teach you the basics. Supplies include a spindle and 2 oz of fiber.

 

Spinning 101                          Cost: $265

Sat. Oct. 5, 12,  26th and Nov. 2nd and 16th  9-11 am

This class starts at with washing the fleece, carding and spindling, progressing through the five weeks to cover a wide range of skills and techniques, including dyeing! Class includes rental of a Schacht Spindle Matchless wheel.

 

Sheep to Shawl Spinning       Cost: $85

Wed. Oct. 30th  10-3 pm

Learn about how wool becomes yarn! Wash, dye, and card the fiber, then spin into your own yarn! Includes a drop spindle and fiber.

                                  

Dyeing

 

NEW!!!! Dye Kitchen Towels                  Cost: $38

Tues. Sept. 24th 1-4 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Sat. Nov. 9th 10-1 pm OR Fri. Dec. 13th 10-1 pm

Perfect for a hostess gift, wrapping baked goods for a present, or for your own kitchen! Dye two flour sack towels with fun patterns.  

 

Shibori Dyeing                  Cost: $38

Fri. Nov. 15th 10-1 pm OR 6-9 pm OR Thurs. Dec. 5th 1-4 pm OR 6-9 pm

Create beautiful colors and designs using just a few simple things, some dye and a little magic! We’ll be dyeing a

8” x 72” silk scarf.

 

 

Weaving

 

Using your Stash in Weaving Workshop

Cost: $235  (includes a 15” loom!)

Upgrade to a large 25” loom for only $145 more!

Or bring your own loom and re-warp for $50

 

Tues. Oct. 8th 10-2 pm OR Tues. Nov. 19th and 26th 7-9 pm (two session class)

A Schacht Cricket loom is included in the class  and you will learn  how to warp and weave. Also, if you have a loom already and just need a refresher to the warping process, we welcome you as well. Bring 400 yards of stash yarns.

 

Artistic Tapestry Weaving                                                              Cost: $65

Thurs. Sept. 19th 10-1 pm OR Thurs. Sept. 19th  6-9 pm OR Tues. Nov. 19th 1-4 pm

Choose from our fun, funky frame looms (which we’ll show you how you can make yourself!) and gather from our eclectic mixture of yarns, roving, fibers, wire, paper, silk flowers and more to make a truly unique piece.

 

Back to the Farm

 

NEW!!! Farm to Fork Dinner: Featuring “Soups”                 Cost: $28

Fri. Oct. 4th 6-9 pm

Create three types of soups- an  appetizer, main course and dessert soup from Big Rock Organics fresh produce, accommpanied by bread and salad you picked fresh out of the field.  Please let us know any dietary restrictions beforehand.

 

 

NEW!!! Farm to Fork Dinner: Featuring “Holidays Down on the Farm”                 Cost: $28

Fri. Nov. 1st 6-9 pm

Learn what a holiday is like using foods from the field, pantry and cellar! Be inspired with adding a local flair to your holiday entertaining as we create homemade eggnog, main course and sides and dessert. Please let us know any dietary restrictions beforehand.

 

Canning                          Cost: $48

Sun. Oct. 6th 1-5:30 pm

We will make a pickle, jam and soup,  and each person will have ideas, recipes and goodies to take home with them!

                     

Cheesemaking                                 Cost: $48

Sun. Nov. 17th 1-5 pm

Make mozzarella, feta, ricotta and Russian Paska cheese and enjoy eating your way through the afternoon!

 

 

Kids

NEW!!! Winter Break Kid’s Camp                               Cost: $35 per day

Thurs. Jan. 2nd 10-2 pm OR Fri. Jan. 3rd 10-2 pm

Have some fun in our winter break kid’s camp! Thursday-Cultural Cooking/  Friday- Winter Art

Register for one or two days . Ages 5-12, bring a lunch

 

NEW!!! Mommy and Me Felted Soap Bars                                 Cost: $15 (additional children $5 each)

Fri. Oct. 11th 10-11 am OR Tues. Nov. 26th 10-11 am OR Thurs. Dec. 12th 10-11 am

Create a soap bar that has a wool washcloth around it! Fun to use and fun to give away as a gift for the holidays.   Ages 3+

 

NEW!!! Mommy and Me Felted Magic Dinosaur Eggs                           Cost: $15 (additional children $5 each)

Fri. Sept. 27th 10-11 am OR Tues. Nov. 14th 10-11 am

Make a “dinosaur egg’ that is filled with surprising colors…. And use water and soap to shrink it! Then “break” it open to reveal the pattern inside.   Ages 3+

 

Mommy and Me Woven Trees                       Cost: $35 (additional children $15 each)

Fri. Oct. 4th 10-11 am OR Fri. Dec. 27th 10-11 am

Weave unique trees using an embroidery hoop, unique fibers and yarns. We’ll teach you the basics and you’ll have a ready-to-hang piece when you are done!  Ages 5+

 

Mommy and Me Learn to Knit      Cost: $35 (additional children $15 each)

Fri. Oct. 25th 2-4 pm OR Fri. Nov. 29th 1-3 pm

In this one-day class, learn the basics to knit yourself an infinity scarf. Recommended for ages 8+, includes yarn and needles.

Homeschool Co-Op

Third Wednesday of the Month 9-noon

October- May

 

Wed. Oct. 9th (note-2nd Wednesday of the Month) - Fall Flavors (Cooperative cooking- math, problem solving, motor skills)

Wed. Nov. 20th - Recreation of the first Thanksgiving (Tales, Turkey, Tradition, Theater)

Wed. Dec. 18th – Christmas Around the World – Australia, Brazil, Estonia  

Wed. Jan. 15th- Jane Austen (Her books, her world, her food)

Wed. Feb. 19th- Women in History (Who influenced you? Learning about each other’s heros)

Wed. March 20th- Weather (Science, Art, Food)

Wed. April 15th- Art (Artists, Projects, Snacks)

Wed. May 20th- Spring on the Farm (Baby chicks and embryology, planting, nurturing growth)