CLAREMORE — The Fiber Fest Weekend Retreat at Shepherd’s Cross combines all the single-day workshops into one super-fiber weekend, June 17-19, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Area residents can register for three days of learning how to process any kind of fiber; Shepherd’s Cross teaches with wool. Lessons will include washing, dying, wet felting, carding, picking, spindling, spinning, needle felting and weaving. The class has a minimum of two and a maximum of 20 participants, so early enrollment is encouraged. The classes go a step farther; they teach some history of fiber arts and practical technology. Retreats are augmented by hands-on learning tools available in the Educational Farm Museum and with a collection of fiber arts from around the world.
The retreat fee is only $179 for all three days. Any single day is $74 per day. All materials are provided. Each participant will take home several finished products. Beverages will be provided at two breaks each day, but guests will need to bring a sack lunch each day.
Shepherd’s Cross is an accredited agritourism facility, a Made in Oklahoma company that processes the only Animal Welfare Approved fiber sold in the U.S. that is chemical-free, hormone-free, free-range and all natural. Shepherd’s Cross hosts a mini wool mill, processing the wool from their own sheep raised on site.
Shepherd’s Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., year-round, and closed some holidays. Shepherd’s Cross is at 16792 E. 450 Road.
Registration is required. For more information and the registration form, visit https://shepherdscross.com/fiber-fest.htmlor call 918-342-5911.