Intermediate Blacksmith Workshop

Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:30PM. The Intermediate class begins with a fire rake project After you learn to make simple projects with 1/4″ rod,  you are ready for the Intermediate class.  You’ll work with 3/8″ or 1/2″ stock to make a fire rake to use with your own fireplace or campfire.  Please wear cotton clothing and closed-toe shoes, you’re working with hot metal!  In order to work safely, we limit the class to 6 participants. Cost $55.00 per student, all materials provided

Beginning Blacksmith Workshop

Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:30 PM. You will use a coal forge or a gas forge to make a hook for a hanging planter, and another special item.  All materials are provided.  Please wear cotton clothes and closed-toe shoes, you will be working with red-hot metal!   In order to work safely, we limit the class to 6 participants.  This class is prerequisite to the Intermediate class which follows at 3:30pm.  You can sign up for both classes, each have a separate fee. Cost $55.00 per student, including all materials

Fused Glass Workshop

Turn glass into jewelry!  In this class you will learn to design, cut, clean and prepare for firing.  You’ll see how the kiln fuses the glass and how to make the fired piece into jewelry for holiday gifts.  You can embellish your work with decals, if you want.  It’s fun, and you will make 5 finished pieces.  Cost $55.00.  Note that it takes 5-6 hours to fire the work, so you will need to return to pick up the finished piece.

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Holiday Open House

Until Christmas, our Shady Lane Alpaca store will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm, and Sundays from 1 pm to 6 pm.  We’re winterizing the loft store, and have temporarily moved the store into the house.  Much more comfortable!  We have sweaters, scarves, socks and felt boot liners, all made with alpaca fiber. Also, we’re having another Fused Glass Workshop on Sunday December 2nd 2-5 pm.  Cost $55.00, you’ll make 5 fused glass pieces for jewelry.  

Autumn Fiber Festival

Come and see us at this year’s Autumn Fiber Festival at the Ashland County Fairgrounds!  Local fiber producers, craftspeople and artists come together to display and sell their wares and demonstrate their craft.  For details, see www.autumnfiberfestival.com

Alpaca Farm Days

Open House September 22 and 23, 2018 Stop by the farm and see our alpacas, and other beasts, Saturday September 22 from noon to 6 pm; or Sunday September 23, from 1pm to 6 pm.  The farm store will be open with Halloween crafts, alpaca goods, antiques, hand-made jewelry, gourds and gourd craft, and imported crafts from Mexico, Peru, and around the world.  We have pumpkins and ornamental squash for sale.  Bring your friends and family to see the alpacas!   Refreshments and door prizes!

Intermediate Blacksmith

After you learn to make simple projects with 1/4″ rod,  you are ready for the Intermediate class.  You’ll work with 3/8″ or 1/2″ stock to make a fire rake to use with your own fireplace or campfire.  Please wear cotton clothing and closed-toe shoes, you’re working with hot metal!  In order to work safely, we limit the class to 6 participants. Cost $55.00 per student, all materials provided

Beginning Blacksmith

You will use a coal forge or a gas forge to make a hook for a hanging planter, and another special item.  All materials are provided.  Please wear cotton clothes and closed-toe shoes, you will be working with red-hot metal!   In order to work safely, we limit the class to 6 participants.  This class is prerequisite to the Intermediate class which follows at 3:30pm.  You can sign up for both classes, each have a separate fee. Cost $55.00 per student, including all materials

Intermediate Blacksmith

After you learn to make simple projects with 1/4″ rod,  you are ready for the Intermediate class.  You’ll work with 3/8″ or 1/2″ stock to make a fire rake to use with your own fireplace or campfire.  Please wear cotton clothing and closed-toe shoes, you’re working with hot metal!  In order to work safely, we limit the class to 6 participants. Cost $55.00 per student, all materials provided