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  . .
.

Schedule private classes/lessons, please call of email.  More info below.




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

Please call for scheduling.

Pre-registration is required for all classes
with a $5 non-refundable, non-transferable
registration fee     (this will be deducted from class fee).

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
April 7 & 8, 2014
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, 2014

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
Saturday, February 15
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
Saturday February 22nd
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
Saturday March 1st
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.