Ester Holiday Wool Market

Featuring beautiful, handmade wool products – including colorful art yarns, weaving, knitting and felting kits, crochet and more by local fiber artists. Stay tuned – participating vendors will be announced soon!  The bazaar is Saturday, December 2nd from 10-4pm at … Continue reading →

Wool Dyeing Techniques

Learn how to use eco-friendly dyes to create unique multiple color effects, using several different techniques. We will be dyeing wool yarn or roving (students can choose). If you are not already a spinner, you can do the first three … 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 →

Advanced Spinning: Part 3 of 3

Three Weekly Sessions: Part 3 of 3 Mondays from 6-8:30pm –  January 30th, February 6th & February 13th At the Volunteer Fire Department in Ester Class Description: Learn a variety of versatile spinning techniques, from core spinning to beaded yarns, to multiple ply yarns! Basic spinning … 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 →

Advanced Spinning: Part 2 of 3

Three Weekly Sessions: Part 2 of 3 Mondays from 6-8:30pm –  January 30th, February 6th & 13th At the Volunteer Fire Department in Ester Class Description: Learn a variety of versatile spinning techniques, from core spinning to beaded yarns, to multiple ply yarns! Basic spinning ability … 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 →