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Winter Inspired


NEW!!! Felted Snowflakes Cost: $22

Thurs. Jan. 31st 10-noon OR Sat. Feb. 9th 2-4 pm

Make three sparkling snowflakes with wet felting, then stiffen to hang in your home.

NEW!!! Felted Stocking with Needle Felted Embellishment Cost: $50

Tues. Feb. 5th and 12th 10-noon

A two week class, where in the first week, we’ll wet felt the stocking. The second week, embellish with needle felting. A one of a kind treasure!

Majestic Angel Light Cost: $22

Thurs. Jan. 31st 10-noon OR Sat. Feb. 9th 2-4 pm OR Sat. April 27th 1-3 pm

Wet felt the airy skirt, which will hide a led candle, and then needle felt the body for an elegant angel that doubles as a tree topper!

Snowman Family Cost: $35

Thurs. Jan. 31st 10-noon OR Sat. Feb. 2nd 2-4 pm OR Thurs. Feb. 14th 1-3 pm

Make your whole family … in the form of snowmen! Learn three dimensional needle felting. K8+

Winter Forest Scarf Cost: $50

Sat. Feb. 2nd 10-1 pm OR Fri. March 1st 6-9 pm

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

Spring Forth!

NEW!!!! Spring Pallet Sign Cost: $32

Thurs. Feb 14th 10-noon OR Sat. March 16th 10-noon OR Sat. March 30th 2-4 pm OR Sat. May 4th 4-6 pm

Create a shabby chic sign to hang in your home: choose from several simple words to paint, then embellish with felt flowers, curls, sparkles and more.

NEW!!!! Make a felt playscape Cost: $22

Thurs. Feb. 21st 1-4 pm OR Sat. March 23rd 10-1 OR Sat April 27th 10-1 pm

Make a felt mat where gardens, ponds, rock paths, caves and waterfalls exist! Uses wet and needle felting. K8+

NEW!!! Chick Hatching with Egg Cost: $22

Sat. March 23rd 2-4 pm OR Thurs. April 11th 10-noon OR Sat. April 13th 10-noon

Wet felt an egg, then needle felt a little chick. Tuck it inside for a fun, interactive toy! K8+

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

Sat. Feb. 9th 10-noon OR Thurs. Feb. 28th 2-4 pm OR Sat. March 16th 10-noon OR Sat. April 13th 10-noon OR Sat. May 4th 1- 3 pm OR Thurs. May 16th 1-3 pm

Create and collect a bird for every month! Jan- Cardinal; Feb- LoveBirds; March- Robin; April- Yellow Duck; May- Goldfinch K8+

NEW!!!! Woodland Animals Cost: $15

Sat. Feb 2nd 2-4 pm OR Thurs. Feb 28th 2-4 pm OR Sat. April 27th 2-4 pm OR Thurs. May 2nd 10 – noon.

Choose to make a fox, hedgehog, raccoon, owl, or river otter and then put it on a cute wooden base with woodsy embellishments. K8+

Garden Pixie Cost: $22

Sat. Feb 9th 10- noon OR Thurs. March 21st 1-3 pm OR Sat. April 27th 2-4 pm

A sweet 5” pixie with a tall hat, darling braids, and a big heart, plants love everywhere she goes. K8+

Folk Art Bunny Figurine Cost: $28

Sat. March 16th 1-4 pm OR Sat. April 13th 10-1 pm OR Thurs. April 18th 10-1 pm

Make a 10” bunny figurine that is tall and whimsical and complete it with fuzzy yarn whiskers and all!

Woodland Animals and their Homes Cost: $28

Fri. Feb 8th 9-noon OR Thurs. Feb. 28th 10 -1pm OR Sat. March 23rd 2-5 pm OR Thurs. April 11th 10-1pm

Learn wet felting and needle felting we make a tree stump and a woodland animal that lives inside. Fun for K8+

Honey Bee Mobile $22

Sat. Feb. 23rd 2-4 pm OR Thurs. March 21st 1-3 pm OR Sat. April 20th 2-4 pm OR Thurs. May 2nd 10-noon.

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

Fox in the Woods Tiny Wreath Cost: $22

Sat. Feb 23rd 2-4 pm OR Thurs. March 21st 1-3 pm

Create a tiny wreath that houses a magical woodland and the fox that lives there. Use needle felting techniques around a grapevine wreath.

Little Cacti in Pots Cost: $22

Sat. Feb. 2nd 2-4 pm OR Sat. March 30th 2-4 pm OR Thurs. May 16th 1-3 pm

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

Fairy House Lamp $40

Fri. Feb 8th 9-noon OR Thurs. Feb 28th 10-1 pm OR Sat. March 23rd 2-5 pm OR Thurs. April 11th 10-1 pm

Standing 8” tall and with a LED candle inside to illuminate, this wet-felted fairy house has windows, door, flower roof and curly stem.

Llama with a Flower Wreath Cost: $22

Thurs. Feb. 14th 1-3 pm OR Thurs. Feb 28th 2-4pm OR Sat. March 16th 1-3 pm OR Sat. May 4th 1-3 pm

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


Grace Your Home

NEW!!! Whimsy and Lace Dreamcatcher Cost: $25

Sat. Feb. 16th 1-3 pm OR Fri. March 22nd 10-noon OR Sat April 20th 2-4 pm

Use a doily as the centerpiece, along with handspun yarns, roving, feathers and more for this magical dreamcatcher!

Felt a Basket Cost: $50

Thurs. Feb 21st 9-1 pm OR Sat. March 2nd 10-2 pm OR Tues. April 23rd 10-2 pm

Create a round basket, including a built-in-handle; wet felting techniques will amaze you with their magic!

Cat Cave Cost: $60

Thurs. Feb. 21st 9-1 pm OR Sat. March 2nd 10-2 pm OR Tues. April 23rd 10-2 pm

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

Hanging Flower Lamp Cost: $50

Fri. Feb. 8th 9-noon OR Sat. March 23rd 10-1 pm OR Sat. April 27th 10-1 pm

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

Twinkling Flower Garland Cost: $40

Thurs. Feb. 21st 1-4 pm OR Fri. March 29th 10-1 pm OR Sat. April 27th 10-1 pm

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

Felt a Landscape Cost: $40

Sat. Feb 23rd 10-2 pm OR Fri. March 29th 9-1 pm OR Thurs. May 2nd 1-5 pm

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

Tulips in a Vase Impressionistic Painting Cost: $45

Sat. Feb. 23rd 10-1 pm OR Fri. March 29th 10-1 pm OR Thurs. May 2nd 2-5 pm

Bring flowers to life as we make a 16 x 20” sculptural painting with wet felting. It’s like painting, but easier!

Mixed Media Art Cost: $45

Tues. March 19th and 26th 2-4 pm OR Tues. March 19th and 26th 7-9 pm

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!


Summer Dreams

Nuno Felted Jellyfish Cost: $35

Sat. March 2nd 2-4 pm OR Tues. April 23rd 2-4 pm OR Tues. May 14th 2-4 pm

Wet felt habotai silk for a bubbly texture and use lots of beautiful fibers and sparkles for this unique jellyfish.

Mermaid Pixie Cost: $22

Sat. Feb. 9th 10-noon OR Sat. March 16th 1-3 pm OR Sat. May 4th 1-3 pm OR Thurs. May 16th 1-3 pm

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

Nuno Felted Fish Cost: $35

Sat. March 2nd 2-4 pm OR Tues. April 23rd 2-4 pm OR Tues. May 14th 2-4 pm

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

Wearables


NEW!!!! Flower Headband for Baby Cost: $22

Thurs. Feb. 14th 1-3 pm OR Sat. March 30th 2-4 pm OR Thurs. May 2nd 10-noon

Make a sweet flower embellishment for baby’s headband! Headband and supplies included for two headbands.

NEW!!!! Tulip Nuno Scarf Cost: $70

Sat. Feb. 2nd 10-1 pm OR Fri. March 1st 6-9 pm OR Thurs. April 25th 1-4 pm

Create a stunning scarf/shawl, complete with dangling, life sized felted tulips and leaves.

Felted Rose Cost: $22

Sat. Feb. 16th 1-3 pm OR Fri. March 22nd 10-noon OR Tues. May 14th 2-4 pm

Make a lovely, frilly, wet felted rose that is the perfect adornment for your jacket, purse or home. K8+

Felted Jewelry: Mixed Media Necklace Cost: $35

Sat. Feb. 16th 10-noon OR Thurs. March 21st 10-noon OR Thurs. May 9th 10-noon

Create a 1” by 1” pendant with needle felting, then place it into a bezel setting and complete the rest of the necklace with a funky combination of beads, metal charms and fibers!

Mosaic Nuno Scarf Cost: $70

Sat. Feb. 2nd 10-1 pm OR Fri. March 1st 5-9 pm OR Thurs. April 25th 1-4 pm

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

Wet Felted Art Mitts Cost: $45

Fri. Feb. 8th 9-noon OR Sat. March 23rd 10-1 pm OR Tues. May 14th 1-4 pm

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

Nuno Felted Scarf Cost: $70

Sat. Feb. 2nd 10-1 pm OR Fri. March 1st 6-9 pm OR Thurs. April 25th 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: $70

Sat. Feb. 9th 10-2 pm OR Tues. March 5th 10-2 pm OR Tues. April 16th 1-5 pm

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

Tree Bark Scarf Cost: $65

Thurs. Feb. 7th 12-4 pm OR Sat. March 30th 9-1 pm OR Thurs. April 25th 9-1 pm

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

Knitting and Crochet

Knitting 101 Cost: $65

Tues. Feb. 5, 19, 26th 7-9 pm OR Fri. April 12, 19, May 3rd 10-noon (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

Tues. Feb. 5, 19, 26th 7-9 pm OR Fri. April 12, 19, May 3rd 10-noon (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-along for all levels, we’ll boost your skills and confidence!

Fixing your Mistakes! Cost: $20

Thurs. March 28th 7-9 pm OR Thurs. May 16th 10-noon

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

Thurs. Feb. 7th 6-9 pm OR Fri. Feb. 22nd 10-1 pm OR Sat. April 13th 1-4 pm

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

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 for a soup and stitch day!


Spinning


Drop Spindling Cost: $60

Fri. March 1st 10-noon OR Thurs. April 18th 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. Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2 and 9th 4-6 pm (six session class)

This class starts 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

Wed. Feb. 27th 10-3 pm OR Wed. April 24th 10-3 pm

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

Dyeing


Shibori Dyeing Cost: $38

Thurs. Feb. 7th 1-4 pm OR Sat. March 30th 10-1 pm OR Thurs. April 25th 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.

Dyeing Workshop Cost: $38

Fri. Feb. 15th 10-2 pm OR Tues. April 30th 1-5 pm

Bring items with you to dye and we’ll transform them! Wool, silk, cotton, linen, and other natural fibers come alive with color!

Weaving


Using your Stash in Weaving Workshop

Cost: $245 (includes a 15” loom!)

25” Loom: $395

30” Loom: $449

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

Fri. Feb. 1st 10-2 pm OR Fri. April 26th 10-2 pm

Choose the loom you would like, and you will learn how to warp and weave. Also, if you have a loom already and just need a refresher on the warping process, we welcome you as well. Bring 400 yards of stash yarns.


Artistic Tapestry Weaving Cost: $65

Fri. Feb. 22nd 6-9 pm OR Tues. March 26th 10-1 pm OR Sat. April 20th 10-1 pm

Choose from our fun, funky frame looms, and we’ll even show you how you can make yourself! Gather materials 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 “Honoring the Herbs” Cost: $25

Fri. May 3rd 6-9 pm

Make 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. March 31st 1-5 pm

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

Cheesemaking Cost: $48

Sun. Feb. 17th 1-5 pm

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


Kids

NEW!!! Kid’s Spring Camp at Esther’s Place Cost: $30 per day

Woodland Animals -Wed. March 27th 10- 2 pm OR Baking - Thurs. March 27th 10-2 pm

Woodland Animals- Make felted animal ears, create a tasty trail mix, play fun games, create a play and more! Baking- make savory and sweet bread, rainbow macaroons, felt wool truffles, and decorate a gingerbread barn. Ages 5-12, bring a lunch.


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

Fri. March 29th 2-4 pm

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


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

Wed. March 27th 2:30-4:30 pm

Work together on making a wet felted spring picture, all made with beautiful wool, soap, water and hands-on action! Ages 3-6

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

Sun. Feb. 10th 1-3:30 pm

In this one-day class, learn the basics to knit yourself an infinity scarf. Includes yarn, needles, tea and snacks!

Recommended for ages 7+

Homeschool Co-Op

Third Wednesday of the Month, 9-noon

September- May

Wed. Jan. 16th- Role Models (Past, Current, Future and Why, When and How)

Wed. Feb. 20th- Community (Love the World, Love your Family, Love Yourself; Art, Craft and Food)

Wed. March 20th- Travel (Train, Plane and Foot; Its History and Effect)

Wed. April 17th- Galactic Exploration (Planets in Felt, 50 Years of Space Exploration, Out-of-this-World Snacks)

Wed. May 15th- Spring on the Farm (Baby Chicks and Embryology, Planting, Nurturing Growth)