Fiber Classes & Retreats
Experience life on a Vermont sheep farm in a beautiful setting while taking fiber classes with friends.
2013 Fiber Retreat and Class Schedule
Natural Dye Class
An introduction to using locally growing plants as natural dye material. We will spend the morning gathering plants and flowers to use as dye material. Our dye baths will brew while we enjoy lunch on the porch. After lunch, the magic begins as we dye sample skeins of yarn! Bring your own lunch. (If these dates do not work for you, we are happy to schedule a custom dye class just for your group.)
$75 (includes sample skeins)
Friday, July 12, 2013
Please contact us to register
Hand Painted Yarn (in the morning) Needle Felted Chair Pads (in the afternoon)
Hand paint yarn in the morning and needle felt a chair pad in the afternoon! Explore color as you handpaint a skein of our sock yarn. Learn how to apply and set the dye in your yarn. The Needle Felted Chair Pad class allows you to create your own whimsical or folk art design by needle felting colorful roving onto a piece of pre-felt fabric. You will also learn how to wet felt the pads to make them more durable. Methods for adding trim will be discussed. Register for both classes or just take one. All materials included in class fee.
10am-12pm Handpainted Yarn - 1pm-3:30pm Needle Felted Chair Pads
$30/person for one class - $60/person for two classes
This class has been canceled due to lack of enrollment, however, we are happy to schedule a private class for yourself or group in hand painting yarn or making needle felted chair pads. Please contact us to schedule your private session here at the farm.
Sip & Stitch
We will host Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery for an afternoon of wine tasting, yarn sampling, and felting! The fiber studio will be open to try some Vermont wines and our 2013 yarns. A mini workshop on making felted wine bags will run throughout the afternoon. Purchase your favorite skein of yarn and bottle of wine before heading home. Prices for wine and yarn purchases vary. Pack your knitting bag, grab a friend, and head to Grand View Farm. (Please car pool as parking is limited.) Please contact us to pre-register for the wine tasting and felting workshop!
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Wine Tasting $6.00 includes a free wine glass
Yarn Sampling FREE
Felting Workshop $20 Please contact us to register. Click here for more information.
Family Mural (June-September)
Spend an entire day at the farm with your family and create a wonderful mural to take home! Needle felting and wet felting techniques will both be incorporated into your mural. We provide all materials-you provide a family and creative energy! (Families may consist of 2 to 5 people, one of which must be an adult. They need not be related and could be friends, grandparent and grandchild, mom and dad, or one parent with a child. Each family creates one mural.)
10am - 2:00pm Saturday, July 6, 2013
Bring a picnic lunch.
$65/family (up to 5 people) Includes all materials.
Please contact us to schedule.
Vermont Weaver's Retreat (June-September)
Stay three nights in our Bed & Breakfast, and have full access to our fiber studio in our 150 year old barn. Spend three glorious, uninterrupted days at a loom working on your own project. We provide a comfortable, elegant bedroom, full country breakfast, afternoon snack, loom and warping board. You provide the yarn for your project and weaving expertise. You will have a choice of an antique barn loom, 22 inch table top loom, 24 inch floor loom, or 45 inch floor loom. This retreat is appropriate for experienced weavers only.
$575 for three days, including private bath, breakfast, afternoon snacks, and studio use.
(plus VT rooms & meals tax)
Each weaver may bring one additional non-weaving adult free of charge.
Contact us to make your reservation today!
Summer Sheep & Wool Camp for Children
Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 2013
Join us this summer for our Sheep & Wool Camp for Children! Children spend the day at the farm learning about our different animals and how to care for them. Time is spent in the fiber studio exploring the different fiber arts of felting, weaving, and spinning. The children will also discover the world of natural dyeing as we collect flowers and plants that grow around the farm to use a dye material. Their day will include songs, walks, and handcrafts galore!
Each child will need to bring a bag lunch. Be sure to come dressed for the weather with sun screen or rain gear in hand and barn boots.
$275/person which includes all materials
Ask about our family rate for multiple children from the same family.
Email to register or if you have further questions. Space is limited, so we recommend registering early. If you are traveling a distance and would like accommodations, you may want to consider renting our Farmhouse Suite.
If you would like overnight accommodations, please contact us.
Let us customize a fiber retreat for you!
Our farm provides the perfect location for custom fiber retreats. Our B&B sleeps 4-6 people and provides an intimate setting for those wanting an overnight farm experience along with fiber classes. We are happy to customize fiber classes or retreats for your family or group. It is as simple as choosing your date(s) and the skill you would like to learn!
The Shepherd & Her Sheep Tour-With this introductory tour, you will get a quick introduction to all of the livestock on the farm: pigs, chickens, angora bunny, llama, and of course-the sheep! You will meet the animals on pasture, and learn about sustainable farming here at Grand View Farm. The tour ends in our fiber studio where you will hear about shearing and how we go from sheep to yarn. There will be time to ask questions and get some photos with the sheep. Our yarn and other hand crafts will be available for purchase in our fiber studio.This tour is perfect for all ages, however we will walk on uneven and steep terrain.
$25 fee for up to 3 people
$7 fee for each additional person
If you are unable to attend a fiber class at the farm, Kim will be teaching fiber classes at other locations this spring and summer and would love to have you join her.
Wild & Woolly Weekend
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Braided Mug Rugs
Needle Felted Chair Pads
The Pointe Hotel at Castle Hill Resort & Spa
Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts
August 12-16, 2013
Introduction to Fiber Arts for Children-Throughout the week, children will be introduced to the world of fiber arts, giving them the skills they need to further pursue their favorite activities on their own. This week long class will provide children with time to explore the fiber arts. Instruction in natural dyeing, carding, spinning, weaving, and felting murals will help develop an awareness and appreciation for the heritage arts.