In this class we will take a journey to discover the path the alpaca fleece will travel from the alpaca, after shearing day, all the way through the processing steps to become a scarf.
A special class called “Let’s Grow an Alpaca Scarf – Journey 1”
You will have the opportunity to purchase a 2023 fresh alpaca fleece from one of our very special alpacas and at a 20% discount. Then we will process your fleece in class with hands on experience all the way to knitting the scarf. Experience is not necessary but you will need to bring your motivation to learn, and plan to have fun.
Here’s what we will do in this class:
*First class we will adopt an alpaca. That means you will visit with your alpaca at the beginning of each class. You can take pictures, ask questions, learn to halter and walk it. Then on the first session you will purchase the fleece from your adopted alpaca. Alpacas with Grade 1 fleece cost $2.75 per oz. An alpaca fleece weight from 3 – 5 lbs. We will process the fleece together, wash dye if you like, card spin to make yarn to knit your scarf.
Special discounts & offers for class participates with paid class fee for this semester and are currently enrolled.in this particular class, will be eligible
Supplies needed for class discounts for
Supplies to card: choose hand carders, drum carder, combs or flicker (like a dog brush) Each will be described in class. Kromskit Hand carders are available for sale in the shop. We recommend fine teeth 108 points for alpaca fiber
Supplies to Spin fiber into yarn: need a spinning wheel or drop spindle. Kromski Spinning wheels and drop spindles are available to purchase through the alpaca gift shop.
Optional Supplies needed to make a yarn label, niddy noddy, 12 “ruler, tape measure. Kromski niddy noddy available for sale in the alpaca gift shop
Supplies for knitting: needles to match the yarn you made. knitting needles by Knit Picks are available in your size in the Alpaca Gift ship for sale.
Sound like fun?
Here is more. The 2024 class starts March 2, 2024 runs through May 6, 2024. We will meet each Saturday 1:00 – 4:00.
We will have 8 session of instruction, here are the meeting dates –
2023 dates March 4, 11, 18 ,25, April 8, 22, 29 and last class on May 6
(Note there are 2 Saturdays off-
*April 1 PAOBA Alpaca Show in Harrisburg PA At the farm show complex and
*April 15 No class Alpaca Show in Westminster
The class cost is $170, plus the price of the fleece you choose and other supplies you might want.
2024 Supplies you will need:
3 ring binder -1 inch to hold notes from instructor, hand carders, spinning wheel or drop spindle, nitty noddy. all the supplies you need will be for sale in the shop. (Please consider supporting my local business) , If you happen to have supplies then bring them along.
The class size is very small only 4 participates so let me know if you have interest. First voice gets the first space.
We are going to meet the alpaca, buy it’s fleece, wash it, dry it, skirt it, tumble it, dye it, make into yarn, and finally knit it into a scarf that you can brag about make your own alpaca scarf from start to finish.
Note- the last Saturday of each month, or there abouts you are invite to join , Fiber Pals, which is the alumni of other “Journey Classes” Just to return for fun. Talk about your current project, or future projects. It’s a time to connect with other like minded fiber folks and get ideas or answers to questions.
So to get started enroll in the 2024 class. You can pay for the whole class now or make a non refundable deposit, (store credit)
Call if you have any questions 717-359-9989, or email email@example.com.
I can’t wait to get started. How about you?
Jacqueline Wilson –
This class is well worth the money! Julie is a teacher who explains things in a way that all can understand, regardless of experience level. Each class built on the skills learned in the previous class resulting in a comprehensive course. It was fun, relaxing, and productive. For me, it was the perfect course that reviewed all the topics of interest to me. In addition, being with the alpaca and learning about them made the experience even better. Highly recommend this series of classes.