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Sweet Pines Alpacas

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Fall FiberArts Fest 2020

Come play with us on the Camas Prairie!





September 12th & 13th, 2020


You can now register and pay for your classes online by going to

Store/Classes & Workshops.

Or, you can download a copy of the registration form

click here

  and send it with your check to Sweet Pines Alpacas.


Be sure to let us know if you will be joining us for lunch ($8). Thank you! 


Lunches are served buffet style both days at noon. Gluten free and vegetarian options available. $8


SATURDAY - SUNDAY ( 2 DAY CLASS)  1 Spot Left!!!

10:00am - 4pm - Learn to Weave on a Multi-Harness Loom 

Instructor: Carol Casavant

 This class will teach the basics of weaving: how to prepare the yarn (warp) for the loom, how to thread the loom, and how to read drafts that produce different structures in weaving.  The class will take two days with the first day learning how to use a warping board for preparing the warp, and threading the loom with that warp. The second day will focus on weaving a sampler including the affect of color and texture on woven fabric. The intent of this weaving class is twofold; first, experimenting with fiber, color, and patterns, and second, being able to set up a loom and weave, using the notes and the hands-on experience, and any additional reminder guides from digital sources (a reference list will be provided for this purpose). The looms that will be available are called floor looms, the shifting of the “harnesses” are performed through the foot pedals.  There are other multi-harness looms such as table looms that fit on stands or tables and have these same harnesses but individually controlled through levers located in the front of the loom.  For those who want to bring their own loom, prior approval by the instructor is required.  The variety of looms is great with several different ways of manipulating the harnesses, many are quite adequate for the class, others may be fantastic looms, but may not be appropriate for this particular class. Max of 4 students.

Masks Required

All materials and equipment provided:  Cost: $175


8:30am-12pm - Beginning Knitting

Instructor: Sue Marchese

Learn and enhance your skills on the basics of knitting - casting on and off, knit and pearl - and you'll be on your way to enjoying a popular fiber arts skill.  Start a simple project in class and finish it beautifully with knowledge and skill.  No experience necessary. 

Scrap yarn & lender needles available (or bring your own)

All materials provided.   Cost: $35

1-5pm - Knit a Headband

Instructor: Sue Marchese

Intermediate knitting skills necessary for this class. Keep those ears warm and cozy with a beautiful knitted headband.  Sue will guide you through structure and individual design.  Start the day with the beginner class and finish a fun filled day with an afternoon of polishing your new learned skills.

All materials provided:  Cost: $40


SATURDAY   Class Full 

1:30 pm - 4:30pm  Soap Making   

Instructor: Brandy Henson

Learn how to make your own all natural soap that cleans, lathers, smells good, and feels great on your skin.  You'll go home with a bucket full of soap!

Max - 4 Students

All materials provided:  $45




  Soap Making     Knit




10:00 - 3:00

Meet the Alpacas


1:30 - 4:30

Soap Making


8:30 to Noon      Beg. Knitting

1-5pm Easy Headband


10:00 - 4:00

Multi-Harness Loom





 10:00 3:00

Meet the Alpacas









10:00 to 4:00

Multi-Harness Loom









Updated August 29, 2020