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June 2012

My Alpacas are Sheared … Now What? Skirting for Processing

June 23, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
$35,

Preparing your alpaca fiber for processing at a mill is different from preparing fiber to show or sorting your fiber. At this workshop you’ll learn how to skirt your fiber to improve product output yet maximize your time. There will also be demonstrations of the mill processes to see how the equipment capabilities can also help improve product quality. The workshop includes: Skirting demonstration Hands-on skirting (your fleece or ours) Equipment capabilities demonstrations Blending demonstrations Lunch

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July 2012

Handpainted Dyeing to Enhance Yarn Sales

July 14, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
$65,

While the natural colors of your fleeces are beautiful, handpainting some of your yarn will broaden its appeal to those who enjoy other colors. Each participant will receive 2 skeins of alpaca yarn to dye and take home. Lunch is included. This hands-on experience will give you the knowledge to dye yarn on your own back home.

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Alpaca Farm & Fiber Mill Open House

July 21, 2012 @ 11:00 am - July 22, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio at Maple View Farm, 185 Adams Rd
Brandon, VT 05733 United States
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What’s an alpaca? What do you do with them? How is yarn made? Find out the answers to these questions and many more at the Alpaca Farm & Fiber Mill Open House. Located in Brandon, VT, Maple View Farm Alpacas and the Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. Join us for a fun weekend on the farm! Visitors will be greeted by…

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August 2012

Wild About Fiber – Summer Fiber Camp for Kids

August 13, 2012 @ 9:00 am - August 16, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
$75,

(Ages 6-10) Wrap up summer vacation with a fun-filled camp that’s all about working with fiber. Each day will have a different main activity, with the daily activities building to completing a felted alpaca rug. The morning will conclude with lunch by the pond (weather permitting). Bring your favorite bag lunch. Day 1 – Meet the Alpacas Day 2 – Handpainted dyeing Day 3 – Felting with the FeltLOOM Day 4 – Felt an alpaca rug

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September 2012

Vermont Fiber Mill Fall Open House

September 22, 2012 @ 11:00 am - September 23, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio at Maple View Farm, 185 Adams Rd
Brandon, VT 05733 United States
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Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio and Maple View Farm Alpacas will host an open house on September 22 and 23.  Guests are invited to learn about alpacas, raised for breeding as well as their luxurious fiber.  Visit the fiber mill and see demonstrations on fiber production. Fiber products made from luxurious alpaca will be on display and available for sale at the farm store.

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October 2012

Needlefelting Workshop with Muffy

October 13, 2012 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio, 185 Adams Rd
Brandon, VT 05733 United States
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$45.00

We have an amazing Felting Workshop coming up with Muffy Kashkin Grollier.  If anyone saw Muffy at the open farm/mill event in July, you know how amazing her work is!  Felting is rapidly gaining popularity  It is essentially sculpting or painting with fiber.  This workshop is an introduction to the tools, processes and possibilties of needle-felting.  There will be lots of hands-on practice, demonstrations and examples.  Participants will complete a small project and become familiar with the basics of needlefelting.  The workshop is open to all, though…

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November 2012

Vermont Fiber Mill Holiday Open House

November 24, 2012 @ 11:00 am - November 25, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio, 185 Adams Rd
Brandon, VT 05733 United States
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Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio and Maple View Farm Alpacas will host its annual holiday open house on November 24 and 25 Guests are invited to learn about alpacas, raised for breeding as well as their luxurious fiber. Visit the fiber mill and see demonstrations. Then browse the farm store for great holiday gifts made from luxurious alpaca.

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September 2013

Vermont Fiber Mill Fall Open House

September 21, 2013 @ 11:00 am - September 22, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio, 185 Adams Rd
Brandon, 05733
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Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio and Maple View Farm Alpacas will host an open house on September 21 and 22.  Guests are invited to learn about alpacas, raised for breeding as well as their luxurious fiber.  Visit the fiber mill and see demonstrations on fiber production. Fiber products made from luxurious alpaca will be on display and available for sale at the farm store.

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October 2013

Wet Felting Workshop with Muffy

October 6, 2013 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio, 195 Adams Rd
Brandon, 05733
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$35

Muffy Kashkin Grollier will return this fall for a wet felting workshop. Come play with soap and water and fiber and learn the simple basics of making fiber into felt.  You will make several pieces of felt that can be used to make a journal cover, a bookmark or folded and sewn into an eyeglasses case, a cell phone case or kindle cover!  You will also experiment in making felted flowers and leaves to embellish a hat or coat.   …

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