Spinning in Color

Spinning in Color Sunday, Dec. 3rd 12:00-4:00 PM Calypso Farm – 4780 Old Nenana Highway – in the Fiber Studio (you can park up near the studio) Explore a variety of techniques for spinning multi-colored roving to produce an array … Continue reading →

Forging Wolf Jaw Tongs

In this Forging session we will hammer out a set of Wolf Jaw tongs. Wolf Jaw tongs are very adaptable to a variety of stock, and we will examine different jaw structures. The tongs have a triple offset in the … Continue reading →

Blacksmithing Overview & Hooks

This is a four hour forging session combining the Overview with a Forging Hooks. (*This Overview is required for anyone who is interested in taking further blacksmithing classes with Calypso.) In this session you will be introduced to the blacksmith shop … Continue reading →

Holiday Needle Felting Workshop

Learn to needle-felt, and make simple sheep or gnome ornaments for your home or gift-giving this season! We will be using barbed needle-felting needles to catch the scales of the wool fibers, compacting them into a thick felt!  This workshop … Continue reading →

Beginning Spinning

Beginning Spinning Classes Thursdays, 6-8:30pm – Thursday, Nov. 16th, Nov. 30th and Dec. 7th At the Volunteer Fire Department in Ester Learn how to create your own yarn! This series of classes will introduce students to spinning yarn on a … Continue reading →

Introduction to Core Spinning

Introduction to Core Spinning Sunday, Nov. 12th 12:00-4:00 PM  Calypso Farm – 4780 Old Nenana Highway – in the Fiber Studio (you can park up near the studio) Core spinning is a versatile spinning technique used to create everything from lightweight, … Continue reading →

First Friday at Calypso

Celebrate arts on the farm with us on Friday, September 1st from 4-8pm!  Meet our Shetland sheep, learn how we use their beautiful fleece to make wool goods, watch blacksmithing demos, and check out the creative projects our Farmers in … Continue reading →

Beginning Spinning – Day 1 of 3

Learn to create your own yarn! No previous experience is necessary!  This series of classes will introduce students to spinning yarn on a spinning wheel.  The classes will cover an overview of how the spinning wheel works, preparing fiber for spinning, how to spin a continuous yarn and how to create a balanced … Continue reading →

Beginning Spinning: Part 2 of 3

Three weekly sessions: Part 2 of 3 Thursdays, 6-8:30pm –  January 26th, February 2nd & 9th At the Volunteer Fire Department in Ester Class Description: Learn how to create your own yarn! No previous experience is necessary!  This series of classes will introduce students … Continue reading →