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Click on each hyperlinked/underlined class name for a full class description, syllabus and costs. Any supplies you will need to bring to class will be listed there. If you have any questions, please email me at leef "at" appleleeffarm "dot" com.
Call or email to reserve your spot in the class. I do not require deposits, and rely on your best intentions to keep class appointments. However, I do know very well that things can happen! Just please, out of consideration, let me know if you cannot attend as soon as you can. It can sometimes make a difference to a class that does not make attendance-wise, and a class that has a wait list. A lot of preparation goes into these classes to make your learning experience the best possible!
- May 11, Saturday 10am till .....
SPIN IN DAY! Open house for all to come and enjoy our fiber crafts and each other! Bring a show and tell, or a WIP and a sack lunch. Pre-Mother's Day Tea and Cookies!
- May 19, Sunday 1pm - 5pm
A WOOL WAULKING PARTY - Everyone is invited!
Waulking the wool is a traditional event of the Scottish Highlands. Women and men of the villages would weave their winter cloth and then “waulk” the wool to make denser and warmer fabric. At the waulking, the wool would be soaked in warm water, then passed along a long table where participants would sit and sing traditional songs so that the hands would beat and pound the wool rhythmically, causing the fibers to swell and plump up, making the weave structure tighter, softer and warmer for the cold season.
We have been busy weaving our blankets and throws, and need to waulk them to finish the cloth! Come participate hands-on, or come and watch and help us keep the beat! We have some great waulking songs and may make some of our own! Bring an apron and wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting damp. We will have tables set up outdoors, but will move inside if the weather is inclement.