The annual Fiber Fest Weekend Retreat will be held at Shepherd’s Cross in Claremore January 20 – 22, from 8:30a – 3:30p each day.
The three days will be filled with learning how to process any kind of fiber, including washing, dying, wet felting, carding, picking, spindling, and more. You’ll also learn some history of the fiber arts. Each participant will make and keep multiple projects.
The retreat fee is only $179 (all three days), a $43 savings compared to taking individual classes; all materials provided. Any single day of the retreat is available for $74 per day.
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.
Shepherd’s Cross offers these classes year-round, on an individual or group basis. 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, all natural). Shepherd’s Cross hosts a mini wool mill, processing the wool from their own sheep raised on site.
Heart of the Shepherd is a non-profit organization (501-C3) that operates at the farm and establishes wool mills in remote, impoverished areas around the world. Heart of the Shepherd teaches Biblical references to the harvest, the animals, farming and gardening.
Shepherd’s Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 – 5:30, year-round (closed some holidays).
Registration is required. You may find information and registration form at: https://shepherdscross.com/fiber-fest.html or call 918-342-5911.