Wool Day

  • Lyons Farmette 4121 Ute Higway Lyons United States

Wool Day at the Lyons Farmette ~ A local fiber day retreat. Treat yourself to a day of spinning, knitting, dying, fiber animals and fun.

A wonderful lunch catered by EAT will be included and we’ll end the day with cocktails with the Alpacas.

Arrive at the Farmette by 9:00 and have a chance to wander and visit the gardens and animals with a steaming mug of coffee.

Workshops will begin at 9:30.

From 9:30 to noon, you will have your choice of the classes below:

Spinning Yarn:  Learn the age-old craft of hand spinning wool fiber into yarn in this fun class taught by Fancy Tiger Crafts  co-owner Jaime Jennings. Learn to spin wool roving into a rustic yarn on a drop spindle—a simple, portable tool which originated thousands of years ago. Connect with your ancestors while learning this relaxing and meditative craft. Materials included: a drop spindle and 2 ounces locally-sourced roving grown at the Lyons Farmette.  

Beginning Knitting Class: Learn To knit!  You will learn the relaxing art of knitting from Sunne Meyer of Craftsy. You will leave with the skills to make scarves as well as follow simple patterns (extra spacing here needs to be deleted)  for flat knitting projects. Learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off. No experience necessary. Materials included: practice yarn; 100 yards Lyons Farmette yarn; straight needles.   

Knitting Cables:  Louise Fordyce of Cable 8 Designs will be teaching you to knit cables. Using knit and purl stitches you will learn to create raised cables. This class will focus on a simple rope cable. First practice on a cable swatch, followed by using the new technique to knit a cabled hat. Skills used knit/ purl stitches, casting on and off. Suitable for beyond beginner to intermediate knitter. Materials included: 100 yards Lyons Farmette Yarn; straight needles; cable needle. 

Noon - 1:30  We’ll enjoy a beautiful and delicious farm to table lunch catered by EAT and then time to relax a little and spend some time with Betsy of the Lyons Farmette and her wooly animals.

1:30 - 4:00  Your choice of afternoon classes are as follows:

Natural Dyeing:  Dye wool yarn with plants! You will learn techniques for natural dyeing in this class taught by Jaime   She will provide several colors of natural dye pots for you to dye your own skein of yarn milled from the animals of the Lyons Farmette. Class will cover the use of mordants in natural dyeing and how to obtain natural dye colors from raw materials as well using natural powdered dyes. Materials included one skein of yarn and dye.

Colorwork Cowl:  Learn to knit in the round with Sunne and work a fun two color stitch pattern while making a cowl.  Suitable for an adventurous beginner to intermediate knitter. Skills used are knitting with two colors, casting on and casting off. Materials included: 2 colors of Lyons Farmette Yarn; circular needles.

Beginner & Beyond Class for the adventurous you:  Renew your knitting skills with Louise Make a stylish button cowl. Using knit and purl stitches to create a textured knit pattern.  If you haven’t knit anything for a while this is the perfect class to refresh your technique and get ready to take on new knitting projects. Materials included: 100 yards Lyons Farmette Yarn; straight needles. 

The entire Wool Day is $195. (New reduced price!)  This includes 2 classes of your choice, lunch and wine at the end of the day.  :)   Materials for each class are also included.  You’ll have a chance to purchase beautiful Farmette yarn lovingly made from the fiber of our Alpacas and Angora Goats.    Please sign up here: