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Feederbrook Farm

Feederbrook Fiber Project/ CSA

Sign up open through to JAN 2018

The Feederbrook Fiber Project is designed to give those who do not have sheep and opportunity to experience sheep farming and the fiber production process. This program allows for participants to have 4 visits to the farm during important times of the year ie shearing, lambing etc. Participants choose a sheep and have a shear of the animal for the project. See your sheep sheared and meet the lambs. Learn what happens after the wool comes off of the sheep and before it is made into a sweater. Members get 2 skeins of yarn from their sheep at the end of the project. This educational experience is ideal for families, homeschoolers, and anyone interested in learning about sheep, farming, wool, and fun. Tuition is $150 Call 410-357-5336 or email to sign up for this unique educational program. The program starts in September/October & sign up is in August.  Schedule outline

        -Meet the sheep. Pick the sheep that you will work with and learn about animal behavior.
        -Shearing, skirting, and picking/ prepping for the mill and handwork and washing can carding.
        -Meet the lambs. Learn about lambing care and bottle feeding bum lambs along with health management and stress factors
        - Dyeing Class and fiber pickup!

Apprenticeship/Sponsorship Program
The apprenticeship is broken up into 2 sessions. You can sign up for one or both. The first session focuses on animal care with 4 meetings in all. The second session focuses on fiber and fiber preparations, carding spinning and dying. All materials are included. $150/session
    Session 1
        -Animal care and behavior (hands on)
        -Shearing (Prep, flock management and care)
        -Lambing prep, pre-care, and after care, docking etc. ( hands on)
        -Shepherding Skills, Pasture management, seasonal health care (hands on)
    Session 2
        -Fiber Prep and Carding
        -Yarn design and spinning for purpose
2018 knitter's Fiber CSA
Receive 5 skeins of natural colored or organically hand dyed, Locally Milled 2 ply DK yarn (approximately 260yards) from the sheep Bluefaced Leicester BFL. Information on the animals that the fiber is from along with an invitation to our Spring Shearing 

Spin your own Art Yarns. Part 1 & Part 2
(Part 1) Create one of a kind skein of yarn using the spinning wheel and plying 2 yarns of your choice together. No spinning experience needed and all materials are provided. Good for kids as well ages 6 and up. ( Also pairs with the "no knit scarf in an hour" class) call to sing up. Cost $50 If you wish to create a second skein cost is $25 more. scheduled when you would like just call
(Part 2) Some experience needed is spinning, Class covers Tail spinning, Textured singles, Textured 2 ply and blending to make your yarns more unique. Materials are provided, the class runs about 2 hrs cost for the class is $60 and class is one on one call to schedule.
Beginning Spinning
This is a 2-hour spinning class on the wheel. Includes roving and or top. No prior spinning experience needed.
Scheduled when you would like. Class fee is $50

Dye Class
Hand paint a skein of Super Fluffy Chunk 7 oz /180 yards of soft BFL with your own choice of colors just in time the do up the quick cowl of the scarf. All dyes are organic/ eco-friendly. We will also look at dye techniques and how the technique impacts the final look of a project. Good for kids as well ages 6 and up. Class runs about 2 hours materials included $35 call to sing up.
scheduled when you would like just call
Beginning knitting
learn the basic knitting stitches to make a scarf or cowl. $20 does not include material.  Call to sign up and feel free to hang out for more instruction in the sit and knit from 2-4 scheduled when you would like just call
Animal Husbandry
A basic Sheep 101 class that covers the basic in care, handling and health, lambing and breeding, nutrition and pasture management and of course parasites and fecals! Class runs for 4-5 hours and includes a book and handouts. Call to schedule Fee $95

Cheese Making
 The 4-hour class covers thermophilic and mesophilic cultures and 2 different heating techniques ( Direct heat and water bath) The cheeses that are made during the class include Feta and Mozzarella. $40/ person minimum of 5 participants
This is an hour-long class that gives students the opportunity to felt wool using both wet felting and needle felting techniques. We will talk about the differences in wool types and the suitability for felting.  Class includes materials $20

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