Creating with Alpaca Fiber Playshop

August 24 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

The alpacas of Black Walnut Farm get a haircut once a year and their hair – called fleece or fiber – has many uses from being made into yarn to warming a wild animal’s nest to felted objects and clothing. In this Summertime Playshop, you’ll be making cat toys with alpaca fleece and dried catmint from the farmstead’s gardens, (for those who don’t have cats, yours can be made with another herb and used as an ornament!,) you’ll get to try your hand at carding and spinning raw fiber into a rustic yarn, and you’ll play with a simple felting project. Of course, the alpaca boys would love to meet you while you’re here too so a brief visit to the alpaca pasture will be part of your time here as well! All materials included in your register. For ages 16+ PLEASE REGISTER BY CALLING 803-868-5451 before August 17th.

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Herb Concoctions Playshop

July 21 @ 1:30 pm 3:30 pm

At this point of the season, the Medicine Garden at Black Walnut Farmstead will be ready for some harvesting and that means it’s time to create some concoctions with herbs! We will dry some ahead of time for use but you will also get the chance to peruse the plants, learn a little about healing properties, and enjoy scents and textures … and then you get to concoct! On the plan for the day will be making a customized oxymel, (a concoction of vinegar, honey, and a selection of herbs,) and a yummy sugar scrub. All materials provided in your registration. For ages 16+ TO REGISTER, PLEASE CALL 803-868-5451 before July 14. Ask about a best friend’s discount!

$40 all materials included

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Wildcrafted Wreaths Playshop

June 30 @ 1:30 pm 3:30 pm

Participants in this playshop will gather fresh and dried plant materials & other farmstead goodies to create whispy scented wreaths and swags to enjoy indoors or out. You’ll get to take a short gentle stroll in the woods of the farmstead and explore scented herbs before playing and creating with lifelong wildcrafter, Jan Pendleton, owner of Black Walnut Farmstead. All materials plus a brief guided nature meditation and a cup of herbal tea are included in your registration. PLEASE REGISTER BY CALLING 803-868-5451 before June 23. Ask about Mother-Daughter discounts!

$40.00 all materials included

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Cord Wrapping Creations Playshop

July 20 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

Come learn a wrapping technique that you can use to create beautiful, soft, colorful baskets, rugs, and all sorts of decorative and functional items out of used and scrap materials you might already have. Got old t-shirts, yarn scraps, bits of materials? You’re welcome (but not expected) to bring what you’ve got and we will have plenty more to share! (Bring no more than a plastic grocery bag full if you do.) All materials and tools included in your registration and you go home with a tool to continue your new (and addictive) craft. PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER 803-868-5451 no later than July 13.

$40.00 all materials included

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Summertime Tie Dye Playshop

July 14 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Join us for a vibrant and creative tie-dye workshop suitable for ages 8 and up! In this two-hour session, participants will dive into the colorful world of tie-dyeing and fabric art, exploring various techniques to create their own unique masterpieces.

Each participant will receive one bandana and one tote bag to transform using the liquid tie-dye method. They’ll learn different folding, twisting, and binding techniques to create eye-catching patterns and designs, unleashing their creativity onto fabric.

In addition to tie-dyeing, participants will also have the opportunity to try their hand at a flower pounding project on cotton fabric. Using fresh flowers and leaves and a mallet or rock, they’ll learn how to transfer the natural pigments from flowers onto fabric, creating beautiful and botanical-inspired patterns.

Guided by an experienced instructor, participants will learn the basics of tie-dyeing and fabric art, as well as tips and tricks for achieving stunning results. Whether you’re a tie-dye enthusiast or trying it for the first time, this workshop promises to be a colorful and enjoyable experience for all!

Come play in colors & fabric! This will be an outdoor Summertime Playshop and you get to choose colors and designs to make your creations unique. Ages 8 & up. PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER 803-868-5451 no later than July 7th. Discounts for family registrations!

$40.00 all materials included

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Beginner Mandala Dot Art on Stones

June 22 @ 2:30 pm 4:30 pm

Learn how to make some unique pieces of art – on stones! With your instructor, Paula Thomas, this Summertime Playshop for ages 15 & up will be fun, relaxing, and inspiring! Your registration includes everything you need to create some amazing colorful works of art plus your dotting tools are yours to keep. Limited class size. PLEASE REGISTER BY CALLING 803-868-5451

$40.00 all materials included

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Beginner Crochet for ages 10-16

June 15 @ 10:30 am 11:30 am

Learn to crochet this summer! Lifetime crocheter and educator, Janet Schneider, has taught all ages of people to crochet and knit and can teach you too. All materials and patterns will be provided and you get to come out to an alpaca farmstead as well! In addition to learning, over the 6 weeks in class, you’ll make your own hat in your choice of colors to keep. 6 weeks – first class is a half price intro ($7.50) that you will pay when you register. Payment for the series due no later than Wed. June 19th. PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER 803-868-5451

$7.50 for first class, then $75 for series

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