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GIRLS NIGHT OUT!
WANT A FUN NIGHT WITH THE GIRLFRIENDS? WE CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN! IT’S AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3!
1. PICK A WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY OR FRIDAY NIGHT FROM 7-9:30 PM
2. PICK ONE OF THE CLASSES FOR YOUR GROUP FROM THE FOLLOWING EASY, NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED, MAKE AND TAKE, NO FAIL CRAFTS!
flower pin, wET FELTED BOWL, Lavender sheep, LITTLE BUNNY, GNOME AND MUSHROOM
3. WE’LL PROVIDE THE FUN CLASS AND ALL THE SUPPLIES, YOU BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS AND SNACKS TO MAKE IT A PARTY! ALL THIS FOR $30 A PERSON, WITH A MINIMUM OF THREE PEOPLE AND A MAXIMUM OF TWELVE.
$20 / per child, per class
Join our vibrant homeschool community! We host a once a month, three hour workshop that combines art, agriculture, history, cultural arts, and culinary sciences. Enrich your curriculum with real hands on learning. Students will do a project to take home and each month will feature a different theme. Ages range from 5-13.
Tues. Jan. 17th OR Wed. Jan. 18th –Our Presidents
Tues. Feb. 14th OR Wed. Feb. 15th - The Origins of Valentine’s Day
Tues. March 21st OR Wed. March 22nd –Creative Games
Tues. April 18th OR Wed. April 19th – Cool Science
Tues. May 16th OR Wed. May 17th – Out in the Garden
NEW!!!! Valentine’s Pixie Cost: $22
Wed. Jan. 25th 2-4 pm OR Sat. Feb. 11th 1-3 pm
A sweet little pixie with a tall hat, darling braids, and a big heart, plants love everywhere she goes. She stands about 5” tall and is made with soft colors, with many lovely colors to choose from. We’ll then adhere to a birch base for stability. Fun for kids 8+ too!
NEW!!!Twinkling Rose Garland Cost: $40
Sat. Jan. 21st 1-4 pm OR Wed. Feb. 8th 10-1 pm
Create beautiful roses from felt, then glue them into a strand of tiny holiday lights. Transform your holiday into a dreamy fairyland with this beautiful creation!
NEW!!!Owl Sweethearts Cost: $22
Sat. Jan. 28th 1-3 pm OR Tues. Feb. 14th 2-4 pm
Make a pair of little owls perched on a real branch sharing a heart together. Learn three dimensional needle felting in this cute and easy beginners project.
Snowflake Table Runner $60
Tues. Jan. 31st 10-1 pm OR Thurs. Feb. 16th 1-4 pm
Select colors and use a special “wet inlay design technique” to draw on your felt surface. The entire piece will be wet felted for a unique piece to carry from the holidays into the winter season.
Snowman Family Cost: $35
Fri. Jan. 27th 2-4 pm OR Sat. Feb. 11th 4-6 pm
Make your whole family … in the form of snowmen! When you are finished you will have a unique and original decoration that reminds you of the people who melt your heart. Kids 8+
St. Patrick’s Day
NEW!!!! Shamrock the Sheep Cost: $22
Sat. March 4th 1-3 pm OR Fri. March 17th 10-noon
Make the cuddliest, cutest sheep with needle felting! A little lamb sitting figurine with its’ arms wrapped around a big shamrock, makes the sweetest gift. Warm someone’s day with this lucky sheep! Fun for kids 8+ too!
Lucky the Leprechaun $22
Sat. March 4th 4-6 pm OR Fri. March 17th 1-3 pm
He’s sitting there, waiting for the gold at the end of the rainbow! This 4” tall figurine has cute overalls, a jacket, a feisty red beard and head of hair, and a shamrock just for you. We’ll put him on a birch base, and he’s just the lad to wish ye a happy St. Patty’s day! Fun for kids 8+
NEW!!! Folk Art Bunny Figurine Cost: $28
Thurs. Feb. 9th 10-1 pm OR Tues. March 28th 10-1 pm OR Sat. April 8th 1-4 pm
Use soft nature-inspired colors to make a 10” bunny figurine. Tall and whimsical, it will be a great addition to your spring decorations! Simple lines gives this a folk art feel, and it’s easy to felt. Complete it with fuzzy yarn whiskers and all!
NEW!!! Mushroom Terrariums Cost: $28
Thurs. Feb. 23rd 10-noon OR Fri. March 24th 1-3 pm OR Sat. April 29th 10-noon
Create a little forest magic inside a three decorative jars. A mushroom, as well as rocks, flowers and moss, make these sweet fiber terrariums the perfect centerpiece or mantle decoration. Fun for kids 8+ as well!
NEW!!! Chick with a Flower Hat Cost: $22
Tues. March 21st 2-4 pm OR Sat. April 8th 10-noon
Make a tiny little yellow chick with a dainty flower petal hat! So sweet and springlike, these make wonderful ornaments or something special for the Easter basket. Fun for kids 8+ too.
NEW!!! Butterfly Angel Ornament Cost: $22
Sat. March 25th 10-noon OR Tues. April 11th 1-3 pm
A soft and sweet angel, with butterfly wings, rests on a grapevine branch. She is ready to welcome the beautiful newness of spring. Choose from beautiful colors for her dress, hair, and accessories. Fun for kids 8+ too.
Fairy House Lamp $40
Thurs. April 6th 10-1 pm OR Sat. April 29th 1-4 pm
The perfect nightlight for the princess in your life, this magical fairy house is a made with many different wet felting techniques combined, all of which we will walk you through in class. Standing 8” tall, the house, with windows, and a door that opens, also has a flower roof and curlicue stem. So charming! It is lit with a LED candle, included in the class.
Wet Felted Peony Cost: $22
Wed. Feb. 15th 1-3 pm OR Fri. April 7th 1-3 pm OR Sat. April 22nd 10-noon
Make many layers of beautiful felt, all with wet felting techniques As you form the shaded layers, watch the peony come to life. Sew beaded stamens to the middle for an added touch of sparkle and realism.
Fairy Garden Tea Cup Cost: $25
Wed. Feb. 22nd 2-4 pm OR Sat. April 1st 10-noon
Make a tiny fairy land come alive inside a tea cup! Choose a winter scene or spring scene. Includes your pick of a charming tea cup. Let your imagination run wild! Fun for kids 8+ too.
Tulips in a Vase Impressionistic Painting Cost: $65
Tues. March 14th 10-noon OR Sat. April 8th 4-6 pm
Pluck a few of the freshest blossoms of spring and eternalize them forever! Bring color to life as we make a 12 x15” sculptural painting, combining wet and needle felting. Vivid and lifelike, even for those who have a hard time with painting- the fibers do the work! Come see!
Baby Flower Hat Cost: $35
Sat. Jan. 21st 4-6 pmOR Wed. March 29th 10-noon
Make this adorable flower hat for the precious newborn in your life. Using wet felting, we’ll use soft merino wool to make a flower and curly stem that makes the sweetest little hat. It also fits an American girl doll!
Flower Lariat/ Scarf Cost: $45
Thurs. Feb. 16th 10-1 pm OR Sat. April 1st 1-5 pm
Learn new skills in making this wonderful, entirely wet felted art wearable. Flamboyant and bold, or subtly alluring, choose from a wide array of colors to create your calla lilies, morning glories or poppies as your flowers, and then leaves and vines. A whole new technique to learn!
Knitting and Crochet
NEW!!! Mother-DaughterLearn to Knit Cost: $50 (additional children $15 each)
Fri. Feb. 10th 6-8:30 pm OR Sat. March 25th 1-3:30 pm
Learn in this one day class, basics to knit yourself an infinity scarf. Recommended for ages 8+, this class will get your crafty little ones and you into knitting for the first time! It’s a skill that will stay with you for life, boost attentiveness and foster creativity, while being together. Includes yarn and needles and tea and snacks!
NEW!!! Arm Knitting with Roving to Make a Throw Pillow Cost: $45
Fri. Feb. 17th 1-4 pm OR Wed. April 5th 10-1 pm
Big knits are all the rage! Use our beautiful hand dyed wool roving and use your arms to knit it! No previous knitting experience required in this fun class where we walk you through this quick, easy and fun style of knitting. Be inspired to think big! Includes fiber and pillow form.
Knitting 101 Cost: $65
Thurs. Feb. 9, 16, 23rd 7-9 pm OR Wed. March 15, 22, 29th 2-4 pm
Cozy up to knitting this winter! We’ll teach you to knit, purl, increase and decrease in a fun, easy environment and have you working towards a scarf in no time at all. Supplies include yarn and needles for a scarf.
Fixing your Mistakes! Cost: $30
Thurs. March 16th 6-9 pm OR Thurs. April 27th 1-4 pm
Skills: knit and purl
Uh oh…. You’ve been there before. A knitting mistake happens and you freeze. 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.
Make your first socks! Cost: $40
Thurs. Feb. 9, 16, 23rd 7-9 pm OR Wed. March 15, 22, 29th 2-4 pm
Skills: comfortable with knit, purl and ribbing
Included is a kit of yarn and pattern for this pair of socks. Learn lots of new skills such as working in the round, turn a heel, pick up stitches and Kitchener stitch. Get started with the joy of sock knitting, a great take-along project for the winter. Bring or pick up at Esther’s Place sz. 11 double pointed needles.
Intro to Crochet Cost: $50
Wed. Feb. 22nd 10-1 pm OR Thurs. April 6th 1-4 pm
Learn to make a chain, and how to make three basic stitches. This class is perfect if you are looking to pair crochet with your knitting to create nicer finishes, seam things, or perhaps take up crochet again after a number of years! Includes yarn and a hook for making an awesome soap scrub!
Free-Form Crochet Workshop Cost: $60
Tues. March 28th 1-5 pm OR Thurs. April 20th 10-1 pm
Look beyond the stitch at the whole new world of free-form crochet! Bring with you a selection of hooks and just basic crochet knowledge. We will show you ways to explore all new ways to move fluidly with your yarn making shapes sculpt and appear magically. We will be creating a tree and we’ll mount it on a silk-wrapped canvas frame.
NEW!!! 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!
NEW!!! Esther’s Place Soup and Stitch
Second Friday of the Month, 11-2 pm
Jan. 13th, Feb. 10th, March 10th, April 14th
We’ll provide a bowl of soup and you bring your project to work on! This informal gathering is intended to be a chance for our community to share and inspire each other. Come join us anytime!
Drop Spindling Cost: $60
Tues. Jan. 31st 2-4 pm OR Fri. March 24th 10-noon
Want to start making your own yarn? Start as we teach you the basics of fibers, how they are made into yarn, the tools and options out there to choose from and how to finish and measure your yarn you create. Supplies include a spindle and 2 oz of fiber.
Spinning 101 Cost: $285
Sat. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 11, 18, 25, March 4th 10-noon
Perhaps the crème de la crème of our spinning classes, this class starts at the sheep with washing the fleece, carding and spindling, progressing through the six weeks to cover a wide range of skills and techniques. End the class with a dyeing workshop, making this a very thorough course. Class includes rental of a Schacht Spindle Matchless wheel so you can spin at home during class!
Sheep to Shawl Spinning Cost: $115
Monday Feb. 20th 9-2 pm (DATE CHANGE) OR Fri. April 21st 10-3 pm
Visit the sheep in the barn and then submerse yourself at Esther’s Place learning to spin! We’ll start with the raw fleece, wash, dye, and card the fiber. Get introduced to the drop spindle and the spinning wheel, blend together a luxury blend on the drum carder, and enjoy a lunch together. Supplies include a spindle and fiber.
Art Yarn Workshop Cost: $45
Skill Level: Beginning Spinner on the wheel
Fri. April 28th 10-1 pm
Create yarns that are wonderfully unique! We will be making coils, Tunisian knots, slubs, incorporating beads, sequins, wire, feathers, felt, silk ribbons, and a whole lot more. This class will take your knowledge to a whole new realm of possibilities. Bring a wheel with a large whorl/bobbin if you have one.
Wet and Needle Felting
NEW!!! Nuno Felted Dress Cost: $150
Thurs. March 30th 10-6 pm
Come learn how to make a seamless dress with nuno felting! Bring with you a tunic/ cocktail length dress you wear. We will make a resist based on it. Choose from beautiful dyed silks, wool, embellishment fibers and more as you construct this no-sew wearable art garment! Bring a lunch with and four old towels.
NEW!!! Tree Bark Scarf Cost: $65
Fri. Jan. 27th 10-2 pm OR Tues. March 14th 1-5 pm
Create a felted scarf using beautiful hand dyed prefelts. The next step is to then do shibori dyeing techniques on the surface to create incredible textures, patterns and colors. The result will be a scarf that is soft, warm, and one-of-a-kind unique!
Wet Felted Art Mitts Cost: $45
Tues. Jan. 24th 10-1 pm OR Sun. Feb. 12th 1-4 pm
Make a pair of beautifully elegant, yet warm and practical, gauntlet-style fingerless mitts. From your fingertips to mid-arm, you will be covered in the warmth of soft merino wool, with a design of your choice to adorn. Learn step by step how to work with a resist and size them to fit you perfectly. Even if you have never wet felted before, this is a great class to get some hands-on experience and walk away with something exquisite!
Nuno Felted Scarf Cost: $70
Thurs. Feb. 23rd 1-5 pm OR Fri. April 7th 6-9 pm
Float in the bliss of silk and soft wool designs with this technique of blending and fusing called nuno felting! Perfect for a special occasion, or just to make you feel special for any occasion, this is a wonderful accessory for your spring wardrobe. We’ll walk you through step by step making these beautiful scarves.
Needle Felted Hats or Slippers Cost: $65
Thurs. Feb. 9th 1-5 pm OR Thurs. March 16th 10-2 pm
You’ll be guaranteed to keep cozy and warm! Learn how to make a wonderfully warm and colorful and custom fit piece for years of enjoyable wearing! Involves both needle and wet felting for a perfect style and fit. Materials include form and fibers.
Newborn Booties Cost: $35
Sat. Jan. 28th 4-6 pm OR Thurs. March 23rd 2-4 pm
Need something sweet and special to give to a newborn? Make these tiny slippers with wet felting! Made two at a time, with options for fun inside and outside colors you’ll see with the foldable cuff! Walk out with a completed pair.
Cat Cave Cost: $60
Sun. Feb. 12th 1-5 pm OR Thurs. April 13th 10-2 pm
A cozy bed/burrow for your kitty, this is like having their own little felted hideout. Easy to clean and care for, put this beautiful piece out for both your and your cat’s enjoyment!
Nuno Felted Fish Cost: $35
Fri. March 24th 7-9 pm OR Wed. April 12th 2-4 pm
Learn lots of new techniques while making a 8” three-dimensional fish. We’ll use floaty silk for the fins, a marble for the eye and lots of beautiful hand dyed fibers and sparkles! Apply these techniques to other projects or make a whole bunch of fish for an underwater mobile!
Birdhouse/ Balloon Vessels Cost: $35
Fri. Feb. 24th 2-4 pm OR Thurs. April 27th 10-noon
Decide at the end if it will be a birdhouse, or a stylish and sleek vessel, all made from a simple balloon. This action-oriented class is also fun for kids, and as we layer the wool and fibers, enjoy watching the magic happen! Kids 8+
Felted Jewelry: Mixed Media Necklace Cost: $35
Fri. Feb. 17th 7-9 pm OR Tues. April 4th 10-noon
Create a 1” by 2” pendant with many different fiber art techniques, then place it into a bezel setting and complete the rest of the necklace with a funky combination of beads, metal charms and fibers!
NEW!!! Dyeing Workshop Cost: $38
Wed. April 26th 10-2 pm
Bring whatever you would like to dye- yarn, roving, doilies, a warp or a garment (100% linen or cotton) and we will play! We also have yarn and roving available for purchase if you want to pick out something at the shop. Learn to hand paint, create variegated rovings, add color to your wardrobe and more!
Sticks and Stones Shibori Dyeing Cost: $35
Wed. Feb. 8th 1-4 pm OR Fri. April 21st 6-9 pm
Create a river of beautiful colors and designs using just a few simple things, some dye and a little magic! Make a haute couture scarf for gift giving! The designs are so stunning and yet it is so easy, you will amaze everyone.
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. Feb. 24th 10-2 pm OR Tues. April 25th 10-2 pm
Bring one, bring all! Your stash yarns in need of inspiration form the perfect foundation for this introductory weaving class. Learn weaving terms, warping techniques, and start a scarf. The loom, a Schacht Cricket, is included in the class so you can weave accessories, home furnishings, and more with it’s easy portability. This is an excellent way to start weaving this year! 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!!!! Artistic Tapestry Weaving Cost: $65
Sat. Feb. 18th 1-4 pm OR Thurs. March 23rd 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. This weaving technique is really hot right now for making free-form fiber art and you can learn to do it!
Back to the Farm
Canning Cost: $48
Sun. Feb. 19th 1-5 pm
Learn how to make your own canned goods! We will make a pickle, jam and soupand each person will have ideas, recipes and goodies to take home with them! We make canning fun and easy to do with ingredients you can even find in the freezer section of your grocer during winter.
Cheesemaking Cost: $48
Sun. April 9th 1-5 pm
Cheesemaking is so simple and exciting! You’ll be introduced to cheese cultures, the science and art of turning milk into curds and the flavor additions you can add. Start making cheese in your kitchen and amaze your friends and family. Make mozzarella, feta, ricotta and Russian Paska cheese and enjoy eating your way through the afternoon!
NEW!!!! Greenhouse Gathering Cost: $30
Sun. March 26th 2-4 pm
Come join us in a preparing, planting and learning the ropes of the small greenhouse tending. We’ll be planting hundreds of heirloom transplants. If you have some special seeds you would like to plant and share, bring them with! We will be getting our hands dirty, so wear garden-safe clothes and shoes. Space is limited, register early. Class includes a dozen transplants of your choice come May.