Farm & Fiber
Classes & Retreats

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly
dividing the word of truth.        2 Timothy 2:15
American Sheep Industry Certified
           Shearing School
                     April 13, 14 & 15, 2017

Shepherd’s Cross has been raising and shearing sheep since the early 1990’s.  Not
ony 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:     $245.00
$75 Deposit & this form due by  April 5th

What each student will learn & receive:
~ How to shear a sheep effectively
~ Proper handling of shearing equipment
~ Sheep handling
~ Skirting and grading a fleece
~ Basic wool processing
~Shearing Manual, DVD, poster & certificate

Instructors:  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.
Dr. Diane Dickinson
Dr. D is a licensed veterinarian, specializing in small ruminants and will be teaching the animal  
handling as well as wool grading and processing.  

Here is Registration form for Shearing School
                 Saturday September 3, 2016        8:30 am- 4:30 pm
                                                 &  May (TBA), 2017

Class Topics Include
  • Vaccinations, Feet Trimming, Tail Docking, Bloodless castration, Managing pasture & Feeding,
    Neonatal Wool Management, AWA
  • Practical, profitable, flock herd health       
  • Sheep, goats, alpacas & other small ruminants               
  • 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.  
  • Instructor 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.  Dr. D travels around the U.S. & to many
    nations teaching animal husbandry & veterinary medicine.

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

Thursday, Friday &

Extended hours for special events

Closed Some Holiday

Call or email for further details

Farm & Fiber Classes Hosted  Locally & Internationally

  • Some of the places our classes have been taught are: Oklahoma, Arizona, Russia,
    Malawi, Uganda, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Sierra Leone, South Africa & Kenya.
  • We have been teaching Biblical, agricultural and fiber classes for over three decades.

Fiber Classes Include:
Needle Felting
Wet Felting
Fiber Washing
Hand Dying
Fiber Carding
 And much more . . . Need a specialty class . . . Simply ask

Additional Information & Registration for Fiber  Classes click here
Fibers Worked with Include:
Fiber Classes Available For:
Individuals (one on one)
Day & Weekend Retreats
Beginner Students
Intermediate Students          
Advanced Students
           Spin 'n' Knit-In
  Sit . . . spin . . . weave . . .  other fiber arts
          learn. . . encourage . . . relax

The 2nd Saturday of the Month from 1:00 - 4:00
                                 2016 Sessions
August 13         September 10        October 8        November 12
December 10
( Living Nativity special session - costume & demo with us)

  • This is a time, every month that we offer free assistance with any fiber art
  form that you would like to learn or need assistance with.
  • Bring your spinning, knitting, weaving, crochet, or hand crafted project
  • 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 & enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
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)
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