This fabulous event comprised of three fiber art guilds and countless pieces of inspiration is a feast for the eyes! Exhibits, vendors and a fashion show, all in the beautiful backdrop of the Chicago Botanic Gardens. We will be vending and Natasha Lehrer Lewis' work will be exhibited.
While enjoying warm apple cider, she’ll make a needle felting pumpkin and learn about fiber arts! She will see how the wool transforms from the sheep to yarn with demonstrations of carding and spinning. Enter "Esther's Place" in the search box and check out all our classes for 2017-2018 with the Girl Scouts!
Make a beautiful scarf here at Esther's Place. Class is offered through Waubonsee Community College's "Unique Local Experiences" program. Delight in a river of beautiful colors and designs as you create your very own scarf under the guidance of acclaimed fiber artist Natasha Lewis! Using a few simple materials and a little creativity, you’ll design a beautiful scarf for yourself or someone special. Made from 100% silk and measuring 8 inches x 72 inches, you’re sure to impress! Please bring an apron– everything else is provided.
Presenter at the October Meeting
Called laminate or nuno felting, the process of fusing wool to gauzy fabric is magical, mesmerizing and marvelous! A technique that allows for full artistry and also eliminates sewing, it is used to make wearable, sculptural and wall art. Natasha Lehrer Lewis will be demonstrating how it transforms from sheep to shawl as she walks you through the entire process. Come learn and be amazed at the breadth and depth of this medium!
Farm Tours at 10:30, 12, 1:30 and 4 pm to see the little lambs all grown up! Pick apples and press cider on a century-old cider press. Visit the farmstand to pick out wonderful produce and a favorite pumpkin! Make a felted pin, enjoy tasty goodies and have fun with this free event. Fun for the whole family!
Farm Tours to see baby lambs! 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, 3:00 pm; Tours start at Esther’s Place- wear farm friendly shoes! Enjoy strolling our gardens as well.
Baby Chicks and Egg Hunt for the kids!
Enter Saturday at 10am for our Cake Bake-Off and Sunday at 10 am for our Pie Bake Off. 1st Place winners receive a $50 Esther’s Place Gift Certificate and 2nd Place winners receive a $25 Esther’s Place Gift Certificate.
Refreshments, punch, and Homemade Soup
Felting make and takes
Heirloom, non-gmo garden transplants for sale
Bluegrass Jam on Sunday from 11-2 pm, bring your instruments and join in!
Lots of great fiber inspiration plus samples for our summer class calendar will be up!