On Farm Classes & Events
At VT Grand View Farm, we value the importance of passing on our love of sheep, sustainable farming, and fiber art. Through on farm classes and events, we invite you to connect with the land and the heritage arts of spinning, weaving, felting, and knitting.
2014 Class and Event Schedule
Natural Dye Class
An introduction to using locally growing plants as natural dye material. We will spend the morning gathering plants and flowers to use as dye material. Our dye baths will brew while we enjoy lunch on the porch. After lunch, the magic begins as we dye sample skeins of yarn! Bring your own lunch. (If these dates do not work for you, we are happy to schedule a custom dye class just for your group.)
$83 (includes sample skeins)
Friday, July 11, 2014
Please contact us if you have questions.
Wood Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven Workshop
Have you ever wanted to build your own outdoor woodfired pizza oven? This workshop will take you through the steps of building your own oven! Chuck, farmer by night and engineer by day, will talk you through a slide presentation highlighting all the steps involved in building your own outdoor wood-fired pizza oven, then each participant will make their own pizza, and enjoy lunch on the farm! Topics will include:
- building the base
- building the the platform
- constructing the dome (style and size)
- insulating and finishing the dome
- firing and cooking in your new oven.
There will be time for you to ask questions. Be sure to bring along a notebook and pen for taking notes and drawing diagrams!
$80/person (includes lunch)
10am-1:30pm Saturday, May 17, 2014
Please contact us to register.
Wood-Fired Pizza Night at the Farm
Join us for wood-fired pizza on the farm, the second Saturday in July and August! Come out to the farm for a pizza pinic! We will have the outdoor oven fired up and will be cooking pizzas between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Please email ahead with your pizza order. Bring along your family and friends, a blanket to sit on, and your own beverage. (Please car pool as parking is limited.) Please contact us a week in advance to pre-order your pizza!
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Wood-Fired Pizza (10 inch)-$14 each (You must pre-order your pizza!)
Please contact us if you have questions.
Plein Air Felting- Creating a Felted Clasp Purse
"En plein air," a French term meaning, "in the open air" revolutionized painting in the 18th century as impressionist artists took their canvases outside for inspiration. In this workshop, we will venture outside for inspiration, using colorful wool as our palette, and wet felting as our medium to create small vignettes. We will utilize the wet felting technique of using resists to create a small clutch purse, adding embellishments of beads, needle felting, and embroidery stitches. Lastly, we will sew a "kiss clasp" to the top of the purse. This class is intended for those who already have felting experience.
Each student should bring a digital camera and be prepared to spend some time outside as we capture our subjects in nature.
Please contact us for questions.
Vermont Weaver's Retreat (June-September)
Stay three nights in our Bed & Breakfast, and have full access to our fiber studio in our 150 year old barn. Spend three glorious, uninterrupted days at a loom working on your own project. We provide a comfortable, elegant bedroom, full country breakfast, afternoon snack, loom and warping board. You provide the yarn for your project and weaving expertise. You will have a choice of a 22 inch table top loom, 24 inch floor loom, or 45 inch floor loom. This retreat is appropriate for experienced weavers only.
$575 for three days/weaver-Includes full breakfast, afternoon snacks, and studio use.
(plus VT rooms & meals tax)
We may accomodate two weavers at a time. Each weaver may share their bedroom with one additional non-weaving adult free of charge.
Contact us to make your reservation today!
Summer Farm Camp for Children
Details soon to come!
Each child will need to bring a bag lunch. Be sure to come dressed for the weather with sun screen or rain gear in hand and barn boots.
$/person which includes all materials
Ask about our family rate for multiple children from the same family.
Email to register or if you have further questions. Space is limited, so we recommend registering early. If you are traveling a distance and would like accommodations, you may want to consider renting our Farmhouse Suite.
If you would like overnight accommodations, please contact us.
Let us customize a fiber retreat for you!
Our farm provides the perfect location for custom fiber retreats. Our B&B sleeps 4-6 people and provides an intimate setting for those wanting an overnight farm experience along with fiber classes. We are happy to customize fiber classes or retreats for your family or group. It is as simple as choosing your date(s) and the skill you would like to learn!
The Shepherd & Her Sheep Tour-With this introductory tour, you will get a quick introduction to all of the livestock on the farm: pigs, chickens, angora bunny, llama, and of course-the sheep! You will meet the animals on pasture, and learn about sustainable farming here at Grand View Farm. The tour ends in our fiber studio where you will hear about shearing and how we go from sheep to yarn. There will be time to ask questions and get some photos with the sheep. Our yarn and other hand crafts will be available for purchase in our fiber studio.This tour is perfect for all ages, however we will walk on uneven and steep terrain.
$30 fee for up to 3 people
$7 fee for each additional person