Beginning Spinning Series (3 weeks)

Beginning Spinning Classes Thursdays, 6-8:30pm – Thursday, March 1st, 8th & 15th 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 … Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

Sheep & Wool Day!

Come up to Calypso to meet our Shetland flock and learn about raising sheep in Alaska, handling and washing fleeces, recognizing different types of wool, carding and spinning basics, and using wool to make functional items. Sheep shearing demonstrations will … 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 →

“Beyond the Basics” Spinning Series (Part 1 of 3)

“Beyond the Basics” Spinning Classes Learn a variety of versatile spinning techniques – we’ll choose topics depending on the interests of the group, topics could range from core spinning to beaded yarns, to multiple ply yarns and working with color! Basic spinning ability is required, but … Continue reading →

Beginning Spinning: Part 3 of 3

Three weekly sessions: Part 3 of 3 Thursdays, 6-8:30pm –  January 26th, February 2nd & February 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 … 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 →