Fiber Classes
@ Shepherd's Cross
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.       
Proverbs 31:13


































Spin 'n' Knit-In
Sit . . . spin . . . weave . . .  other fiber arts
. . . encourage . . . relax
The 2nd Saturday of the Month from 1:00 - 4:00
2014 Sessions
January 11                February 8                March 8
April 12                May 10                                June 14
July 12                August 9                        September 13
October 11
(Pumpkin Festival - demonstrator day)
November 8
December 13
( Living Nativity special session - costume & demo with us)

Bring your spinning, knitting, weaving, crochet, or sewing project to
our crafting circle or simply drop by & watch. . . .  encourage others or find
encouragement for yourself  . . . . . wholesome, family oriented conversation  . . . .
bring a snack if you would like  . . .  sip a cup of tea
with us & enjoy a relaxing afternoon  . .
.

Shepherd's Cross Fiber Arts Classes
CLASSES MAY BE SCHEDULED MOST ANY
THURS, FRI, OR SAT FROM 8:30 - 5:30
We will work with your schedule

PLEASE CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE YOUR CLASS
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  • Wool Washing 101      Learn how to wash wool.  Bring your own, or use ours.  
    We will wash an entire fleece in the class.  Class takes approximately 1.5
    hours.  $20 per person or $30 for a parent/child pair.  

  • Wool Carding 101      Learn how to comb & card wool.  Bring your own, or use
    ours.  Combing basics will include the use of picks, hand carders, & drum
    carding. Bring your own fiber to card, or use ours.    Class length is 2 hours.  
    $20 per person or $30 for a parent/child pair.  

  • Needle Felting 101      Learn how to felt with needles.  Wool Batts provided, or
    bring your own fiber.  Take your first felted project home with you.  $15 for a 1.5
    hour class or $20 for a parent/child pair.

  • Spindling 101      Learn how to spin wool on a drop spindle.  Wool batts
    provided.  Bring your own spindle, or purchase one at Shepherd's Shop when
    you arrive.  Take your first yarn home.   $15 for a 1.5 hour class or $20 for a
    parent/child pair.

  • Spinning Wheel 101   Learn how to spin on a spinning wheel.  Bring your own
    fiber and wheel, or borrow one or ours. We will provide the fiber for the class,
    but feel free to bring your own fiber.  Take your first yarn home.  $30.00 for a
    two hour class.  (No additional charge for wheel use)

  • Knitting 101      Learn how to knit - basic stitches.  Bring your own worsted
    weight yarn, or some will be provided.  Bring your own size 9 knitting needles.  
    Begin your first potholder or scarf.  $15 for 1.5 hour class or $20 for a
    parent/child pair.

  • Crochet 101   Learn how to crochet - basic stitches.  Bring your own worsted
    weight yarn, or some will be provided.  Bring your own size I or J crochet hook.  
    Make your first potholder or scarf.   $15 for 1.5 hour class.

  • Wet Felt - "Rolled" - 101   Learn how to use your "throw away" wool (or any
    wool fibers) to make a usable wool product.  Bring your own wool, or purchase
    here.  We use a state of the art felting machine.  Take a useful product home
    by the end of the 2 hour session. We are one of the few facilities in the nation
    offering wet felt rolling classes.  A unique, easy, and practical use of fiber, wet
    felting is practiced all over the world.   Wall Hangings, rugs, garments - the
    options are limitless!    Class is $20 per person or $30 for a parent/child pair  
  • Colored Wool Fiber - 101        Learn how to dye wool.  E use our own wool,
    processed here on site.  We will uncombed washed wool, combed batts & yarn
    in this class.  We use both natural and not so natural dyes.  Learn practical
    methods of dying in your own kitchen.  Class is $30 per person or $40 for a
    parent/child pair.  Each student will take some of each type of  colored fiber
    home.

Felting ~ Mixing Modern day with age old technology ~ click here

Classes by Appointment - Simply call to schedule your appointment.

Location - All classes held in Shepherd's Cross Tour Barn

Pre-registration is required for all classes

Call Shepherd's Cross to inquire about
any classes you are interested in
at 342-5911 or e-mail SheepFarm@ShepherdsCross.com

"The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want."

Shepherd's Cross offers practical, natural,  farmstead methods of
processing fiber, both here at the farm, and in other nations.
Click here for        Registration Information for Classes & Retreats
Shepherd's Cross, Inc & Heart of the Shepherd, Inc
918-342-5911
16792 East 450 Road,
Claremore, OK 74017-0935

Hwy 66 & then  2.5 miles East on Akin Road (EW 45 Road or EW 450 Road)

Contact us by e-mail at:
SheepFarm@ShepherdsCross.com
Not responsible for accident or injury of any kind.  Participants attend and participate at their own risk.


Open
Thursday, Friday
& Saturday
 

8:30-5:30
Extended hours for special events

Closed Some Holiday
Weekends

Call or email for further details
Sheep Shearing School
Annual - Early April
Shepherd’s Cross has been raising and shearing
sheep since the early 1990’s.  Not only do we shear,
but we also process wool fibers from our own sheep
right here on the farm in our all natural, mini-wool mill.  

Total Class Fee:     $175.00
$75 Deposit & this form due by  
April 1st

What each student will learn:
~ How to shear a sheep effectively
~ Proper handling of shearing equipment
~ Sheep handling
~ Skirting and grading a fleece.
~ Basic wool processing

Primary Instructor:  Israel Vasek
Israel is a professional sheep shearer, and shears
approximately 10,000 sheep per year.  He learned to
shear with his father, and is carrying on the family
tradition.  Israel is not only a quality shearer, but he is
conscientious, and handles the sheep respectfully.  He
and his family live in North Dakota.  We are honored to
have him come to Oklahoma to teach this class.  

Click Here for Registration form & more
information
WORKSHOPS & DAY RETREATS

  • Need a day's respite from the challenges of life?  
    Join us for a peace filled learning experience.  
  • Can't seem to find the time to fit traditional one on
    one classes into your schedule?  Join us and learn
    several techniques in one day.
  • Need a relaxing new hobby?  Fiber work is soothing.

Wet (Wool) Fiber Processing Day Retreat
Wash - Dye - Wet Felt
September 2014
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost $54
Students will learn basic wool washing and dying, as well
as wet felting via table top and machine methods. Each
participant will take home at least two finished products.
Cost: $54 - that is 20% off compared to paying for each
class on an individual basis; fiber is included. Bring a sack
lunch. We provide snacks and beverages at two break
times. Class minimum of two people. Class max of 10
people. Our classes go a step further than regular classes
- we teach some history of fiber arts and practical do it
yourself technology.

Dry (Wool) Fiber Processing Day Retreat
Drop Spindle - Spin - Card - Pick
September 2014
8:30 - 3:30
Cost $54
Students learn how to work with dry fiber in the arts of
carding, drop spindle, and spinning wheel.  We teach more
than the basics - includes tour of the Farm Museum and
history of the fiber arts. Cost: $54 - that is 10% off
compared to paying for each class on an individual basis;
plus the cost of the fiber (estimated $12). Bring a sack
lunch. We provide snacks and beverages at two break
times. Class minimum of two people. Class max of 10
people. Our classes go a step farther than regular classes
- we teach some history of fiber arts, and not just the how
to - so in carding this involves picking with hand picks and
the table pick and carding with hand carders and the table
carder etc. as well as Biblical correlations

Finished Fiber Day Retreat
Weaving - Needle Felting
September 2014
8:30 - 3:30
Cost: $54
Students will learn basic weaving on a table loom and
needle felting. Each participant will take home at least
three finished products. Fiber is included. Bring a sack
lunch. We provide snacks and beverages at two break
times. Class minimum of two people. Class max of 7
people. Our classes go a step farther than regular classes
- we teach some history of fiber arts, and practical
technology.
Small Ruminant
Animal Husbandry &
Herd Health Class
Saturday May 17th           8:30 am- 4:30 pm

Class Topics Include
  • Vaccinations, Feet Trimming, Tail Docking,
    Bloodless castration, Managing pasture & Feeding,
    Parasites & Worms, FAMACHA, Lambing & Birthing,
    Neonatal care  (lambs, kids & others), Tubing, Wool
    Management, AWA
  • Practical, profitable, flock herd health       
  • Sheep, goats, alpacas & others                

•  The Dickinsons provide animal husbandry classes,
veterinary care and training, wool mill training and Lamb
of God Bible studies around the world, through the non-
profit organization Heart of the Shepherd that operates on
the farm.  
•  The primary instructor for the class is Dr. Diane
Dickinson, a licensed veterinarian and an agriculturalist,
with over 30 years of livestock and farming experience.  
Her unique perspective of animal husbandry care
includes that of a producer, a veterinarian, the small flock
& herd, global agriculture, Biblical agriculture, sustainable
living, natural production, agritourism and niche markets.

Registration Information
  $79.00 per person
Or $149 for 2 family members
Or $199 for the whole family (age 16 & over)
Come by the farm, call or email for registration form.
Classes fill quickly - Class maximum 20

Click Here for Registration Form & More Information
    Fiber Fest Weekend Retreat
           June 19, 20 & 21 – Thursday, Friday, Saturday          
                                   8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Learn how to process fiber (any kind of fiber - we will teach with wool.
  • Includes all of our 3 single day workshops, for a discount, in one super fiber weekend.
  • Lessons will include washing, dying, wet felting, carding, picking, spindling, spinning,
    needle felting and weaving.
  • Need a day's respite from the challenges of life?  Join us for a peace filled learning
    experience.          
                   ~  Can't seem to find the time? Join us and learn several techniques in one weekend.
                   ~  Need a relaxing new hobby?  Fiber work is soothing and wonderful.
                   ~  Great Weekend “get away” with family or friends.
  • No hidden fees, rental fees or materials fees.  All are included in the weekend package.
  • Each participant will take home many finished products. We provide materials.
  • Bring a sack lunch each day. We provide snacks & beverages at two break times each day.
  • Our classes go a step farther than regular classes - we teach some history of fiber arts,
    and practical technology.
  • Retreat Fee: $150 ($90 reduction compared to taking individual classes
  • Retreat with overnight accommodations at Country Inn Bed and Breakfast (just around
    the corner from the farm) - 2 nights & breakfasts for an additional $100; 3 nights &
    breakfasts for an additional $150.  
  • Retreat held at Shepherd’s Cross, an authentic working farm, just north of Claremore OK
    on Scenic Route 66.
  • Shepherd’s Cross hosts a mini wool mill, processing wool from their 150 sheep on site.
  • Retreats are augmented by hands on learning tools available in the Educational Farm
    Museum, and with a collection of fiber arts from around the world.
  • Shepherd’s Cross is the only Animal Welfare Approved sheep farm in Oklahoma and
    processes the only Animal Welfare Approved fiber sold in the U.S. (that is chemical free,
    hormone free, free range, natural)
Click Here for Registration Information for Fiber Fest
Weaving Retreats
201 & 301
Weaving 201: July 2 & 3  –  Wed & Thurs
8:30-3:30
Weaving 301: September 4, 5, 6 Th,Fri,Sat
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Weaving 201 - Weaving on a harnessed loom – Learn weaving on
a loom with a harness. Each participant will take home a finished
products. Cost: $133 Fiber is included.
Weaving 301 - Weaving on a harnessed floor loom - We will learn
weaving on a loom with a harness. This is a three day class. Each
participant will take home a finished products. Cost: $233 Fiber is
included.
•  Participants may stay until 5:30 to practice if desired.
•  No hidden fees, rental fees or materials fees.  All are included in
the weekend package.
•   Each participant will take home many finished products. We
provide materials.
•        Bring a sack lunch each day. We provide snacks and
beverages at two break times each day.
•        Class minimum of two people. Class max of 20 people.
•        Our classes go a step farther than regular classes - we teach
some history of fiber arts, and practical technology
Click here for registration form
Click here for more
information