• October 2014

    • 25: Alpaca 101: Fundamentals of Alpaca Husbandry

      A one-day workshop on the fundamentals of alpaca husbandry geared toward those who are considering owning alpacas or those very new in the business. Topics include: herd health issues, injections, feeds, barns and sheds, pasture care, toenails, developing goals, fiber,  Continue Reading »

    • 26: Alpaca 102: Fundamentals of Alpaca Fiber Processing

      White Violet Farm Alpacas staff will share our experiences with all facets of alpaca fiber processing — from making breeding decisions to choosing a fiber mill or processing your own fleece. Students should expect lots of hands-on opportunities.

  • November 2014

    • 1: Nuno Felted Scarves

      Learn this exciting form of felting that creates beautiful fabrics with lovely drape. Create scarves by felting alpaca and wool fibers onto a thin, gauze fabric backing. This is a great opportunity to create a gift for someone on your  Continue Reading »

    • 8: Small Flock Chicken Care

      Chickens are a delightful animal to keep, whether on a farm, a small homestead or in your backyard. They are easy to care for and they provide breakfast! This class will cover the basics to help get anyone started in  Continue Reading »

  • January 2015

    • 24: Bread Rising, Spirit Raising

      Bread is one of the most universal parts of the human experience. Nearly every culture on Earth has developed some version of bread, from flat breads and crackers eaten as a part of everyday meals, to intricate, rich braids of  Continue Reading »

    • 28: Nuno Felting Fabric Yardage

      Learn this exciting form of felting that creates beautiful fabrics with lovely drape. Create a large piece of fabric by felting alpaca and wool fibers onto a thin, gauze backing. Produce one large piece of fabric that can be used  Continue Reading »

  • February 2015

    • 28: Beginning Spinning

      Learn how to create your own yarns for crocheting, weaving, knitting or other craft projects. Wool, workshop roving and spinning wheels will be provided, though students are encouraged to bring their own wheels or fiber if they wish. Housing is  Continue Reading »

  • March 2015

    • 21: Beginning Weaving

      Learn how to weave beautiful fabrics for scarves, table runners, napkins and more. You are limited only by your imagination! Learn how to weave on four-shaft floor looms and complete several mug rug coasters to take home. Housing is available,  Continue Reading »

  • May 2015

    • 1 - 2: Immersive Weaving Weekend

      Join us for this unique opportunity to delve into the art of weaving. We will begin with the simplest weaving forms (tapestry, peg and rigid heddle) and move into weaving simple patterns on our 4-harness floor looms. Get a thorough  Continue Reading »