Thursday, May 22, 2014

Massachusetts Sheep and Wool Festival

 We have two geese that have decided that we are not going to bother them. They now wander all over the front yard with the chickens and watch me as I work in the garden. They lost their nest to the flood and must be bored.
 Finished knitting my last collar. I was hoping to finish putting together the pattern, but I could not get motivated. Allergies are making me weary.
This is my most recent freeform yarn. It is mostly Merino and some black kid mohair and all from my animals. The fiber is so fine that an 11 US needle will be too large. I sure hope there are artists in Massachusetts!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Flooding and New Class List

Since the barn and small shed areas are flooded, the sheep are back on the far pasture and the angora goats with kids are in what most people would call our front yarn. The kids are loving the tree stumps, steps and the rocks around a small spring. We plan to leave them these despite the hassle of having to open and close gates as we arrive and leave the property. This weekend, Marc is going to put moveable fencing around the surviving fruit trees, so we can let the goats into the only area that we have kept them off. The grass is several inches there, so they will be happy.

In preparation for the Maryland sheep and Wool Festival, I have drawn up a list of the classes that I teach and put dates to a few of them. To sign up, I need a 50% deposit. Let me know and I will send you an invoice and my Paypal account info.

Art Spinning  May 13 10-3 $100 includes supplies

Freeform Knit and Crochet May 28 $75 10% off yarns on class day.

Nuno felting May 31 10-1 $75 includes supplies

Wet felting a bowl/bag June 7 $25 instruction fee plus materials fee

Wet felting a landscape June 14 $25 instruction fee plus materials fee

Beginning Spinning on a wheel $100 for 2 hours.

Abstract Lace $55—set your own date.

Art Weaving—set your own date.

Call to set up your own class. Art spinning and weaving minimum of 1 student, all other classes 2 or more.