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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →