Felting with Alpaca is a fun way to get introduced to the world of alpaca fiber!
Most of our classes are held indoors in the felting studio, occasionally when weather permits we may take advantage of the beautiful out doors.
Exciting NEW Classes in 2018

If you have a group of at least 4 students we will schedule a class especially for you
on a date that works best for you and your group of friends.

TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS, EMAIL HOLLY at:
info@alpacamoon.com with class type & date of interest. *Due to some recent issues, we now require a $25 deposit to register for the class.
The remainder of the payment will be due following the class. You may pay via check, or I can send you a paypal invoice where you can pay via CC.

The majority of the classes are $99 per person with the exception of a few that have a higher material cost, all materials are included as well as a farm to table style yummy lunch (FYI: I am a total food snob; the freshest and most localy sourced ingredients available are always used in my lunches).

Class Descriptions, Schedule & Information:

NEW - Nuno Felting a Vest Class.

June 23, 2018
August 18, 2018

Many of you have asked...well here it is. Just like my nuno felting a scarf class, but better! You will learn to felt alpaca on fine hand dyed silk chiffon fabric to create an amazingly fun, forest fairy, rock star worthy, star of the event addition to your wardrobe. We start with hand dyed silk chiffon, adding thin strips of alpaca fiber and other bits of fun texture, like bamboo, silk hankie, mohair curls, Angelina...the list of options goes on... in fun patterns and then wet felt them to perfection. All materials included. The hand beading pictured will be discussed but we will not have time in the class to do any hand beading. We well begin the morning with homemade sweet cakes, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair: $150.00 each. Maximum of four in the class due to space needed per person - sign up early!

All levels welcome

Teacher: Holly Williams
Holly is the owner of Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Lardworks Studio Inc and Laces of Lore Fiber Art. Holly has been teaching fiber art on the farm for over 12 years.

Class Times: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

NEW - Painting with Fiber Class

February 10, 2018 (optional drawing class, Fri, Feb 9, extra fee)
May 5, 2018 (optional drawing class, Fri, May 4, extra fee)
December 22, 2018 (optional drawing class, Fri, Dec 21, extra fee)

This class will teach you to needle felt using fiber as paint. Bring a picture of your favorite animal (dog, cat, alpaca, etc) and we will learn to paint the picture onto a pre-felted surface. We will also cover 3 dimensional aspects. All materials included. We begin the morning with homemade sweets, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair: $99.00 each for the Saturday full day class.

A short class covering drawing, design and layout techniques is available for an additional fee on the Friday prior to this class. This class will begin at 1: 00 p.m. and last until 4:00 pm and is $40 per person. All materials included.

**It is recommended that students have prior experience with needle felting. The drawing and layout 'prep' class is highly recommended if you have any doubts on how to layout or transfer your design. This is a perfect class for folks that have some esperince painting but would like to try something new...trust me you will become addictied to the soft fibers and no mess!

Teacher: Holly Williams
Holly is the owner of Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Lardworks Studio Inc and Laces of Lore Fiber Art. Holly has been teaching fiber art on the farm for over 12 years.

Class Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (April Class will begin at 10am - 5 pm)

A minimum of four (4) students is required to host this class.

NEW - Felted Jellyfish Fantasy Class

March 31, 2018
July 21, 2018

Now for something a little different. We will wet felt three different sizes of Jellyfish, then learn to decorate/bead them, making a Jellyfish air plant holder, a jellyfish light and leaving the third to take home to finish as a necklace, pin or decorative piece. Most materials are included with the exception of the light fixture hardware & some of the fancier beads. We will have the hardware and a selection of glass & semi-precious beads available for sale. Following the class, we will visit with the alpacas at Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm as well as Lardworks glass bead and jewelry studio. We begin the morning with homemade sweets, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair: $99.00 each.

All levels welcome

Teacher: Holly Williams
Holly is the owner of Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Lardworks Studio Inc and Laces of Lore Fiber Art. Holly has been teaching fiber art on the farm for over 12 years.

Class Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A minimum of four (4) students is required to host this class.

NEW - Sculpted Goddess Necklace

January 13, 2018 (Full, but can be put on the wait list)
February 24, 2018
August 25, 2018

A fun necklace making class where each student will be given a hand sculpted polymer clay face. Learn to felt a base, then embellish your goddess face with curly mohair locks. This goddess face will serve as the focal pendant for your special necklace. Learn to finish your necklace by making all the connections with wire, chain and beads. Students will also learn how to make their own polymer faces using a push mold. $99 includes the face all fiber and stringing materials and most beads. We begin the morning with homemade sweets, coffee or tea. Lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair. There will also be beads available for purchase for you to add to your one of a kind celebration of the goddess within necklace.

All levels welcome

Teacher: Jackie Debell
Jackie is the owner of Bella Luna Farm & Boho Girl Designs and Co-owner of Laces of Lore Fiber Art.

Class Times: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

A minimum of four (4) students is required to host this class.

Needle Felting Chipmunk/Squirrel Class.
Part to the woodland critter series

January 20, 2018
April 21, 2018
September 29, 2018

Learn to use special needles to felt an adorable woodland creature (chipmunk/squirrel). This is a detail oriented class. We will learn to make a wire armature so your figure will be fully poseable. Learn to felt the details like eyes, make horse hair whiskers and tiny little feet. All materials included. We begin the morning with homemade sweet breads, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair: $99.00 each.

All levels welcome

Teacher: Holly Williams
Holly is the owner of Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Lardworks Studio Inc and Laces of Lore Fiber Art. Holly has been teaching fiber art on the farm for over 12 years.

Class Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (January class is 9:00 am - 4:00 pm).

A minimum of four (4) students is required to host this class.

Lots of Locks Skinny Felted Alpaca Scarf.

January 6, 2018
March 10, 2018
November 10, 2018

A very fun scarf, long and thinner then the traditional nuno felted scarf we offer. It is loaded with 3-d texture from the locks felted in the scarf. The locks come from hand dyed suri locks, mohair locks and some sheep breed locks. You get to choose from many colors. The base is made form 100% alpaca fiber from our alpacas. We will also add other fun textures from yarns and Angelina. Following the class, we will visit with the alpacas at Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm as well as Lardworks glass bead and jewelry studio. All materials included. We begin the morning with homemade sweets, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair. $99.00 each.

All levels welcome

Teacher: Holly Williams
Holly is the owner of Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Lardworks Studio Inc and Laces of Lore Fiber Art. Holly has been teaching fiber art on the farm for over 12 years.

Class Times: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (Jan & Nov Class begin at 9:00 am - 3:30 ish).

Needle Felting a Smiling Sloth.
Part of the Forest Critter Series

March 3, 2018
December 15, 2018

Learn to use special needles to felt an adorable Smiling Sloth. This is a detail oriented class. We will learn to make a wire armature so your figure will be fully poseable. Learn to felt the details like eyes, and sloth feet. All materials included. We begin the morning with homemade sweets, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair: $99.00 each.

All levels welcome

Teacher: Holly Williams
Holly is the owner of Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Lardworks Studio Inc and Laces of Lore Fiber Art. Holly has been teaching fiber art on the farm for over 12 years.

Class Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A minimum of four (4) students is required to host this class.

Nuno Felting a scarf.

December 16, 2017
March 17, 2018
November 17, 2018

Now this is a fun class. I guarantee you will love it! You will learn to felt on fine fabric to create a fun scarf with a beautiful drape and fun texture. Using hand dyed silk chiffon we will add thin strips of alpaca fiber and other bits of fun texture, like bamboo, silk hankie, mohair curls, Angelina...the list of options goes on... in fun patterns and then wet felt them to create this unique, soft fabric. All materials included. We begin the morning with homemade sweets, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair: $99.00 each.

All levels welcome

Teacher: Holly Williams
Holly is the owner of Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Lardworks Studio Inc and Laces of Lore Fiber Art. Holly has been teaching fiber art on the farm for over 12 years.

Class Times: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (March class begins at 10:00 am)

Found Object and Fiber Bead Necklace Class.

May 12, 2018

Bring a few of your favorite stringable found objects and we will teach you how to incorporate them, alpaca, other fibers & metals including silk, brass, copper, leather and other fun materials into a very unique, memorable necklace. You will learn to make several types of fiber beads including felted beads using alpaca, as well as the skills needed to string them using wire wrap and basic jewelry techniques. $99 includes all fiber and stringing materials and some beads. We begin the morning with homemade sweet breads, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair. There will also be beads and found objects available for purchase for you to add to your one of a kind necklace to make it a true treasure hunt of wonderful shinny and tactile objects.

All levels welcome

Teacher: Jackie Debell
Jackie is the owner of Bella Luna Farm & Boho Girl Designs and Co-owner of Laces of Lore Fiber Art.

Class Times: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

A minimum of four (4) students is required to host this class.

Eco printing.

June 30, 2018
July 28, 2018
September 22, 2018

Echo printing is that place where natural dyeing, creativity, art and surprise all come together in a single location. Learn how to capture the beauty of natural plant material on silk and wool. We will explore and discuss multiple techniques for printing on silk and wool with local and regional plant material. All materials are provided but we encourage you to bring some local plant material such as oak, pecan, sumac, maple and chestnut leaves. All materials included. We begin the morning with homemade sweet breads, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair: $99.00 each.

Teacher: Steve Clark
Steve spent his education and career as a civil engineer in a very linear world. After retiring to the mountains he woke up and somehow had a pasture full of alpacas, sheep, llamas and angora goats. With rooms full of bags of fiber, he set off on a journey to leave the linear world behind and started the process of learning to knit, spin, dye, card and whatever other use he could find for the multiplying bags of fiber. As it turns out, his linear thinking has been most useful in the art of eco printing, which is a meeting place of creativity and science.

All levels welcome

Class Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A minimum of four (4) students is required to host this class.

Dying to Learn

June 9, 2018

Have you always wanted to learn about dying? This class is designed to introduce you to many types of dying techniques. We will do a little hand painting of yarn & roving, steam dying, microwave dying, natural dying with avocado pits and onion skins, and even ice dying of a silk scarf. You will learn about different types of mordants and dyes. We will also demonstrate preparing a raw fleece for the mill as well as washing a fleece in preparation for dying and carding. All materials included. We begin the morning with homemade sweet breads, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair: $99.00 each.

All levels welcome

Teacher: Holly Williams
Holly is the owner of Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Lardworks Studio Inc and Laces of Lore Fiber Art. Holly has been teaching fiber art on the farm for over 12 years.

Class Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A minimum of four (4) students is required to host this class.

Decorative Felting Techniques.

January 27, 2018

This class covers many different felting techniques using both wet felting and needle felting. Learn to make a beautiful wet felted petunia & felted beads, using both with wet and needle felting techniques. To finish the class we will design and begin needle felting a 3-D belt buckle. You will leave with the knowledge to finish your belt buckle at your leisure, including beading techniques.

This is a great class to learn to dress up your knitted projects as well as making felted jewelry and adding more fun and funk to those nuno and wet felted projects.

Following the class, we will visit with the alpacas at Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm as well as Lardworks glass bead and jewelry studio. All materials included. We begin the morning with homemade sweets, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair: $99.00 each.

Teacher: Holly Williams
Holly is the owner of Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Lardworks Studio Inc and Laces of Lore Fiber Art. Holly has been teaching fiber art on the farm for over 12 years.

Class Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A minimum of four (4) students is required to host this class.

Leather Purse Class.

This class is not scheduled in 2018, however if you are interested in this class please contact me and I can either try to set up a class date that works for us, or perhaps turn you onto a class the teacher is scheduled for at a different venue in 2018.

Students will learn the basics of Pyrography on leather by using a wood burning tool, cutting and stitching leather. You will make a useful and functional leather bag that can be worn on a belt or as a shoulder bag. Several styles, shapes and sizes of the bag/pouch will be available to choose from. Weather you choose to make a rugged hiker/camping pouch, to a 'special occasion' shoulder bag, all tools and materials are provided. Special templates and drawings will be available for you to use to draw or inscribe your bag with the leather burning tool. Students will have the option of crafting their pouches using the wood burning tool and leaving their artwork naturally colored or they can slao learn techniques to paint or add color to the leather as well as some embellishing. No experience with leather or artistic talent is necessary. We begin the morning with homemade sweet breads, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair: $99.00 each.

All levels welcome

Teacher: Tom Slavicek
Tom has been leather crafting since he was a Boy Scout, when he earned his Leatherwork Merit Badge on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. During his career days and an executive for a national youth organization, his hobby managed to stay alive and thrive in the form of creating numerous Native American leather/beadwork outfits and articles of clothing, along with his favorite item, leather pouches.

Class Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A minimum of five (5) students is required to host this class.

Hypertufa.

Class not scheduled at this time - if interested in taking this class, contact us and we will try to find a date that works.

A fun class where you will learn to make your own garden art flower pot. Hypertufa, commonly associated with English garden troughs, is a light weight cement based material used in making planters and other decorative items. In this class, you will learn formulas for the mix, make a planter and watch demonstrations on coloring and carving. We begin the morning with homemade sweet breads, coffee or tea. lunch is a warm yummy farm to table cozy affair: $99.00 each.

All levels welcome

Teacher: Les Williams

Class Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm (lunch break at 1:00 pm ). Follow up after lunch with finishing techniques.

A minimum of six (6) students is required to host this class

Classes take place rain or shine.

TO REGISTER: email Holly: info@alpacamoon.com with class type & date of interest. A $25 deposit is required to reserve your space in the class. You may pay via check or CC.

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A fun thing to do with a group of friends:
if you have a group of at least four folks, we can
schedule the class around you...on a weekday or even
a Sunday, whatever works for you!

For more information contact:

Holly Hartman Williams
info@alpacamoon.com

Call - (706) 835-1837 or Text - (706) 897-2379

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