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June-August 2018


Kids

NEW!!! Kid’s Camp at Esther’s Place                          Cost: $30 per day or all 5 days for $100

Monday- “Woodland Creatures”, Tuesday “Water Works”, Wednesday “Sheep” (at the farm), Thursday “Art”, Friday “Outer Space”

July 9-13th  10- 2 pm  

Esther’s Place and Lamb of God Farm are combining culinary arts, environmental science, team work, fiber arts, problem solving and fun in their week-long kid’s camp! Register for individual days or the whole week. Ages 5-12, bring a lunch

 

NEW!!! Mommy and Me Weaving                                Cost: $35 (additional children $15 each)

Fri. June 15th 6-8 pm

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+

 

Mother-Daughter  Learn to Knit   Tea         Cost: $50 (additional children $15 each)

Sat. June 30th 1-3:30 pm

Learn in this one day class, basics to knit yourself an infinity scarf. Recommended for ages 7+, includes yarn,  needles, tea and snacks!

 

 

Nature Inspired

NEW!!! Little Cacti in Pots                   Cost: $22

Sat. June 23rd 1-3 pm OR Thurs. July 5th 10-noon OR Sat. July 21st 1-3 pm OR Sat. Aug. 25th 10-noon

Make three adorable cacti with needle felting, then plant them in mini terra cotta pots. Super cute! K8+

 

Felt Succulents                                            Cost: $22

Sat. June 23rd 1-3 pm OR Thurs. July 5th 10-noon OR Sat. July 21st 1-3 pm OR Sat. Aug. 25th 10-noon

Needle felt a centerpiece of three succulents, each perched on a log, adorned with felt rocks and moss.

 

NEW!!! Summer Angel                Cost: $22

Sat. June 23rd 1-3 pm OR Sat. June 30th 10-noon OR Fri. July 13th 7-9 pm OR Sat. July 28th 2-4 pm OR Sat. Aug. 25th 10-noon

Make a beautiful angel with vibrant colors, flowing hair and an armful of flowers or basket of vegetables. K8+

 

Felted Rose                                          Cost: $22

Fri. June 29th 10-noon OR Sat. July 7th 2-4 pm OR Tues. Aug. 7th 1-3 pm OR Sat. Aug. 18th 2-4 pm

Make a lovely, frilly, wet felted rose that is the perfect adornment for your jacket, purse or home.  K 8+

 

Fairy Garden Tea Cup                                   Cost: $25

Sat. June 23rd 1-3 pm OR Fri. July 13th 7-9 pm OR Sat. July 21st 1-3 pm OR Sat. Aug. 25th 10-noon

Make a tiny needle felted fairy land come alive inside a tea cup!  Includes your pick of a charming tea cup. K8+

 

NEW!!! Hanging Flower Lamp                      Cost: $50

Sat. June 16th 1-5 pm OR Sat. July 28th 9-1 pm OR Thurs. Aug. 16th 10-2 pm

Create a hanging lamp with leaves and tendrils ,with light fixture (included) inside, all with wet felting, its magical!

 

Twinkling Flower Garland                                               Cost: $40

Sat. June 9th 3-6 pm OR Sat. July 21st 9-noon OR Thurs. Aug. 23rd 10-1 pm OR Sat. Aug. 25th 1-4 pm

Create beautiful flowers from your own wet felted fabric, then adhere them into a strand of tiny lights for pure magic!

 

NEW!!!! Gnome of the Month                                         Cost: $22

Sat. June 9th 12-2 pm OR Sat. June 30th 10-noon OR Thurs. July 5th 10-noon OR Sat. July 21st 1-3 pm OR Fri. Aug. 10th 10-noon OR Sat. Aug. 18th 4-6 pm

Join us to make one each month this year! June- Birthday Gnome; July- Mr. Patriotic; August- Beach Bum. Also available as an online class- see our website class listing for details on the DIY Gnome of the Month. K8+

 

Felted Fantasy Pumpkins                                              Cost: $32

Fri. Aug. 10th 10-noon OR Sat. Aug. 25th 10-noon

Create an array of dazzling, ombre dyed pumpkins! You’ll needle felt three pumpkins with apple spice inside, a real stem and sparkly adornments. K 5+

 

NEW!!! Wet Felted Pumpkin Table Runner                                              Cost: $40

Thurs. Aug. 23rd 10-1 pm OR Sat. Aug. 25th 1-4 pm

Wet felt a 16” x 40” piece with a beautiful patch of pumpkins, sparkly leaves and soft tendrils on a silk background.

 

Wet Felted Sunflower                                            Cost: $25

Fri. June 29th 10-noon OR Sat. July 7th 2-4 pm OR Tues. Aug. 7th 1-3 pm OR Sat. Aug. 18th 2-4 pm

Make a beautiful sunflower with wet felting techniques. Use to decorate your home or even tie back drapes!

 

Felt a Landscape                                Cost: $40

Tues. June 19th 1-5 pm OR Sat. July 14th 10-2 pm OR Sat. Aug. 25th 1-5 pm

Bring a picture to use as your inspiration and create a fiber art piece with both wet and needle felting.

 

Cute Critters

NEW!!! Llama with a Flower Wreath                  Cost: $22

Sat. June 9th 12-2 pm OR Thurs. July 5th 10-noon OR Sat. July 21st 1-3 pm OR Fri. Aug. 10th 10-noon OR Sat. Aug. 18th 4-6 pm

Just the thing to make your day, a llama with colorful flowers. Needle felt one for yourself or a gift! K8+

 

Baby Animal Headbands                                                 Cost: $22

Thurs. June 14th 10-noon OR Sat. July 7th 2-4 pm OR Tues. Aug. 7th 1-3 pm OR Sat. Aug. 18th 2-4 pm

Choose from woodland babies such as a fox, deer or bunny… and wet felt little ears complete with flowers! K8+

 

Fat n Happy Cats                                               Cost: $22

Sat. June 9th 12-2 pm OR Thurs. July 5th 10-noon OR Sat. July 21st 1-3 pm OR Sat. Aug. 18th 4-6 pm

Make a rolly polly cat in your choice of colors with needle felting techniques. K8+

 

Knitting Sheep                                    Cost: $22

Sat. June 9th 12-2 pm OR Sat. June 30th 10-noon OR Fri. July 13th 7-9 pm OR Sat. July 28th 2-4 pm OR Fri. Aug. 10th 10-noon OR Sat. Aug. 18th 4-6 pm

Make the cuddliest, cutest sheep with needle felting, and it’s arms full of a knitting project.  K8+

 

Cat Cave                               Cost: $60

Sat. June 16th 1-5 pm OR Sat. July 28th 9-1 pm OR Thurs. Aug. 16th 10-2 pm

A cozy bed/burrow for your kitty, this is like having their own little felted hideout, made with wet felting.

 

Star Wars Knits                  Cost: $18

Sat. June 30th 10-noon OR Fri. July 13th 7-9 pm OR Sat. July 28th 2-4 pm OR Fri. Aug. 10th 10-noon

Make a character inspired by characters from Star Wars… choose from the adorable BB-8, a Stormtrooper, Chewbacca, Rey, R2D2, an Ewok, Hans Solo or Princess Leia. We’ll supply the galactic base and knitting needles for them! K8+

 

Ocean Dreams

Mermaid Pixie                                    Cost: $22

Sat. June 30th 10-noon OR Fri. July 13th 7-9 pm OR Sat. July 28th 2-4 pm

Needle felt a magical mermaid with long flowing colorful locks, a sparkling fin and lots of vibrant colors.  K8+

 

Nuno Felted Fish                                Cost: $35

Thurs. June 14th 10-noon OR Sat. July 7th 10-noon OR Sat. Aug. 11th 2-4 pm

Learn new wet felting skills using floaty silk for the fins, marbles for eyes and lots of beautiful fibers and sparkles! 

 

Nuno Felted Jellyfish                        Cost: $35

Thurs. June 14th 10-noon OR Sat. July 7th 10-noon OR Sat. Aug. 11th 2-4 pm

Make a floating jellyfish with wet felting techniques, habotai silk and fun threads, yarns and fibers.

 

 

Wearables

 

NEW!!!Calla lily Lariat/ Scarf                      Cost: $40

Sat. June 9th 3-6 pm OR Fri. June 29th 10-1 pm OR Sat. July 21st 9-noon

Create flowers, leaves and vines with new techniques for a unique scarf or even drapery tie back. Use this technique to make wool dreads, necklaces and more.

 

NEW!!! Mosiac Nuno Scarf                             Cost: $60

Fri. June 22nd 6-9 pm OR Sat. July 7th 10-1 pm OR Sat. Aug. 11th 2-5 pm

Dyeing our own prefelt, we’ll cut and piece it together on a silk base for a very unique scarf, then wet felt to fuse.

 

Wet Felted Art Mitts          Cost: $45

Sat. June 9th 3-6 pm OR Sat. July 21st 9-noon OR Thurs. Aug. 16th 10-noon

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

 

Nuno Felted Scarf              Cost: $70

Fri. June 22nd 6-9 pm OR Sat. July 7th 10-1 pm OR Sat. Aug. 11th 2-5 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

Sat. June 16th 1-5 pm OR Sat. July 14th 10-2 pm OR Thurs. Aug. 23rd 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.

 

Tree Bark Scarf                                               Cost: $65

Fri. June 8th 9-1 pm OR Fri. July 20th 5-9 pm OR Sat. Aug. 18th 9-1 pm

Create a felted scarf , then shibori dye on the surface for a one-of-a-kind unique piece of wearable art!

 

 

Knitting and Crochet

Knitting 101                              Cost: $65

Sat. June 9, 16, 23rd 10-noon OR Tues. July 17, 24, 31st 1-3 pm (three session class)

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

 

Make Something Cozy! Hat/Socks/Mittens                                                      Cost: $40                     

Sat. June 9, 16, 23rd 10-noon OR Tues. July 17, 24, 31st 1-3 pm (three session class)

Skills: comfortable with knit, purl and ribbing

Come with two skeins of yarn, needles and pattern or we can help you find one to make a wearable accessory. A knit-a-long for all levels, we’ll boost your skills and confidence!

 

Fixing your Mistakes!                                                       Cost: $30                    

Thurs. Aug. 9th 1-4 pm

Skills: knit and purl

Learn to untangle your knitting messes and set things back on track. Bring a knitted stockinette swatch around 4x4” that is still on the needles and a crochet hook.

 

Intro to Crochet Cost: $50

Friday June 22nd 1-4 pm OR Sat. Aug. 11th 10-1 pm

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

 

Free-Form Crochet Workshop                       Cost: $60

Thurs. July 19th 10-1 pm

Look beyond the stitch at the whole new world of free-form crochet! We will be creating a tree using sticks as our frame. Bring a selection of hooks.

 

Esther’s Place Stop In and Stitch 

Every Friday 11-2 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 for a soup and stitch day!

 

Spinning

 

Drop Spindling               Cost: $60

Fri. June 22nd 10-noon OR Thurs. July 19th 2-4 pm OR Thurs. Aug. 9th 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: $285

Sat. June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28th 4-6 pm

This class starts at with washing the fleece, carding and spindling, progressing through the six 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: $115

Thurs. June 28th 10-3 pm OR Tues. Aug. 14th 10-3 pm

Visit the sheep in the barn and then wash, dye, and card the fiber. Spin on the drop spindle and wheel. Included is lunch, a spindle and fiber.

                                  

Art Yarn Workshop                                          Cost: $45

Skill Level: Beginning Spinner on the wheel

Thurs. June 28th 6-9 pm

Create yarns that are wonderfully unique! We will make eight kinds of art yarns. Bring a wheel with a large whorl/bobbin.

 

Dyeing

 

Dyeing Workshop                  Cost: $38

Thurs. July 5th 1-4 pm OR Fri. Aug. 24th 10-1 pm

Bring whatever you would like to dye- yarn, roving, doilies, a warp or a garment (100% linen, cotton or wool) and learn to dye.

 

Shibori Dyeing                  Cost: $38

Fri. June 8th 10-1 pm OR Fri. July 20th 6-9 pm OR Sat. Aug. 18th 10-1 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

Fri. June 15th 10-2 pm OR Fri. July 27th 10-2 pm

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.

 

NEW!!! Weave Hand Dyed Placemats         Cost: $60

Fri. July 20th 10-noon and Fri. July 27th 10-2 pm

Come dye your warp for four cotton placemats the first week, then weave the next week. We’ll show you how to weave multiple pieces from one warp. Perfect for the summer patio or kitchen! Bring a 15” or bigger rigid heddle loom, or if you are new to weaving, sign up for the Using Your Stash class (includes a loom)

 

Artistic Tapestry Weaving                                                              Cost: $65

Thurs. July 12th 6-9 pm OR Thurs. Aug. 9th 10-1 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, twigs, silk flowers and more to make a truly unique piece.

 

Back to the Farm

 

NEW!!! Farm to Fork Dinner: Featuring “Tomatoes”                 Cost: $20

Fri. Aug. 10th 6-9 pm

Make mozzerella cheese, pick fresh produce from Big Rock Organics and enjoy a cooking a three course meal together! Please let us know any dietary restrictions beforehand.

 

Canning                          Cost: $48

Sun. Aug. 12th 1-5 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. July 15th 1-5 pm

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