Fiber Classes & Retreats
Spin - Weave - Knit & More

She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.       
Proverbs 31:13
Weaving Retreats & Classes

Beginner Weaving 101
  • Weaving on an Inkle Loom
  • This is a 3 hour class
  • Weave on a handcrafted wooden Inkle Loom
  • Each participant will take home at least one finished product
  • January 27, 2018
  • June 16, 2018
  • August 26, 2017

Intermediate Weaving 201
  • Weaving on a harnessed loom -  2 day class
  • Learn weaving on a loom with a harness.
  • Each participant will take home at least one finished product
  • Cost: $133
  • Fiber is included.  
  • February 9 & 10, 2018         September 8 & 9, 2017

Advanced Weaving 301
  • Weaving on a harnessed floor loom -
  • We will learn weaving on a loom with a harness.
  • This is a three day class.
  • Each participant will take home at least one finished product
  • Cost: $233 Fiber is included.
  • February 22, 23 & 24, 2018          September  7, 8 & 9, 2017



Navajo Weaving - January 11,12 &13 - 2018
  • Learn Basic Navajo Weaving
  • Work on your own Navajo Loom or rent one of ours
  • Plans included to build your own Navajo Loom

Click Here for Information about Navajo Weaving Class



  • Participants may stay past class time, until shop closes, to practice if desired.
  • No hidden fees, rental fees or materials fees.  All are included in the weekend
    package.
  • Our classes go a step farther than regular classes - we teach some history of
    fiber arts, and practical technology
  • Per-registration for classes and deposit is required
                           Fiber Fest Weekend Retreats
    Hosted at the Farm Three Times per Year
                January, June & August
                               
    January 25, 26 & 27, 2018
    June 14, 15 & 16. 2018
    August 24, 25 & 26, 2017

    Thursday, Friday,Saturday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

  • Learn how to process fiber (any kind of wool or animal fiber - we will teach with wool)
  • Includes all of our 3 single day workshops, for a discount, in one super fiber weekend.
  • Lessons will include washing, dying, wet felting, carding, picking, spindling, spinning, needle felting and weaving.
  • Need a day's respite from the challenges of life?  Join us for a peace filled learning experience.          
       ~  Can't seem to find the time? Join us and learn several techniques in one weekend.
       ~  Need a relaxing new hobby?  Fiber work is soothing and wonderful.
       ~  Great Weekend “get away” with family or friends.
  • No hidden fees, rental fees or materials fees.  All are included in the weekend package.
  • Each participant will take home many finished products. We provide materials.
  • Bring a sack lunch each day. We provide snacks & beverages at two break times each day.
  • Our classes go a step farther than regular classes - we teach some history of fiber arts, and practical technology.
  • Retreat Fee: $179 for all 3 days or $74 for each individual day
  • Retreat held at Shepherd’s Cross, an authentic working farm, just north of Claremore OK on Scenic Route 66.
  • Shepherd’s Cross hosts a mini wool mill, processing wool from their 200 sheep on site.
  • 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 is the only Animal Welfare Approved sheep farm in Oklahoma and processes the only Animal
    Welfare Approved fiber sold in the U.S. (that is chemical free, hormone free, free range, natural)
 Classes may be scheduled most Thursday, Fridays or Saturdays 8:30 - 5:30.  
  We schedule individuals or groups, working with your needs and schedule.  
  Special group rates apply.  Please contact us to schedule your class today.  


  • Wool Washing 101, 201     Learn how to wash wool.  Bring your own, or use ours.  We will wash an
    entire fleece in the class.  Class takes approximately  2 hours.  $20 per person.

  • Wool Carding & Picking 101, 201      Learn how to comb & card wool.  Bring your own, or use
    ours.  Combing basics will include the use of picks, hand carders, & drum carding. Bring your own
    fiber to card, or use ours.    Class length is 3 hours.  $35 per person.

  • Needle Felting 101, 201      Learn how to felt with needles.  Wool Batts provided, or bring your own
    fiber.  Take your first felted project home with you.  $20 for a 2 hour class.

  • Spindling 101, 201      Learn how to spin wool on a drop spindle.  Wool batts provided.  Bring your
    own spindle, or purchase one at Shepherd's Shop when you arrive.  Take your first yarn home.   
    $20 for a 2 hour class

  • Spinning Wheel 101, 201   Learn how to spin on a spinning wheel.  Bring your own fiber and wheel,
    or  borrow one or ours. We will provide the fiber for the class, but feel free to bring your own fiber.  
    Take  your first yarn home.  $35.00 for a 3 hour class.  (No additional charge for wheel use)

  • Knitting 101, 201      Learn how to knit - basic stitches.  Bring your own worsted weight yarn, or
    some will be provided.  Bring your own size 9 knitting needles.  Begin your first potholder or scarf.  
    $20 for 2 hour class.

  • Crochet 101, 201   Learn how to crochet - basic stitches.  Bring your own worsted weight yarn, or
    some  will be provided.  Bring your own size I or J crochet hook.  Make your first potholder or scarf.   
    $20 for a 2 hour class.

  • Wet Felt - "Rolled" - 101, 201   Learn how to use your "throw away" wool (or any wool fibers) to
    make a usable wool product.  Bring your own wool, or purchase here.  We use a state of the art
    felting machine.  Take a useful product home by the end of the 3 hour session. We are one of the
    few facilities in the nation offering wet felt rolling classes.  A unique, easy, and practical use of fiber,
    wet felting is practiced all over the world.   Wall Hangings, rugs, garments - the options are
    limitless!    Class is $35 per person.

  • Hand Dyed Fiber - 101, 201        Learn how to dye wool.  E use our own wool, processed here on
    site.  We will uncombed washed wool, combed batts & yarn in this class.  We use both natural and
    not so natural dyes.  Learn practical methods of dying in your own kitchen.  Class is $35 per
    person.  Each student will take some of each type of colored fiber home.



     Classes by Appointment - Simply call to schedule your appointment.
                            Per-registration is required for all classes.
     Group Discounts & Family Discounts - see registration form above

  • Need a day's respite from the challenges of life?                                            
Join us for a peace filled learning experience.  
  • Can't seem to find the time to fit traditional one on one classes into your        
    schedule?               Join us and learn several techniques in one day.
  • Need a relaxing new hobby?           Fiber work is soothing.                              

Wet (Wool) Fiber Processing Day Retreat
Wash - Dye - Wet Felt
January 25, 2018        June 14, 2018     August 24, 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost $74
Students will learn basic wool washing and dying, as well as wet felting via table top
and machine methods. Each participant will take home at least two finished
products. Cost: $74 - reduced price compared to paying for each class on an
individual basis; fiber is included. Bring a sack lunch. We provide snacks and
beverages at two break times. Class minimum of two people. Class max of 10
people. Our classes go a step further than regular classes - we teach some history
of fiber arts and practical do it yourself technology.

Dry (Wool) Fiber Processing Day Retreat
Drop Spindle - Spin - Card - Pick
 January 26, 2018        June 15, 2018     August 25, 2017
8:30 - 3:30
Cost $74
Students learn how to work with dry fiber in the arts of carding, picking, drop
spindle &  spinning wheel.  We teach more than the basics - includes tour of the
Farm Museum and history of the fiber arts. Cost: $74.  Bring a sack lunch.  
Students learn how to work with dry fiber. We provide snacks and beverages at
two breaks.  We teach more than the basics -  includes tour of the Farm Museum
and history of the fiber arts. Class minimum of two people. Class max of 10 people.

Finished Fiber Day Retreat
Weaving - Needle Felting
January 27, 2018        June 16, 2018     August 26, 2017
8:30 - 3:30
Cost: $74
Students will learn basic weaving on a table loom and needle felting. Each
participant will take home at least three finished products. Fiber is included. Bring
a sack lunch. We provide snacks and beverages at two break times. Class
minimum of two people. Class max of 10 people. Our classes go a step farther
than regular classes technology.

Workshops & Day Retreat Registration Form
918-342-5911
16792 East 450 Road,
Claremore, OK 74017-0935

Hwy 66 & then  2.5 miles East on Akin Road
(EW 45 Road or EW 450 Road)
Contact us by e-mail at:
SheepFarm@ShepherdsCross.com

SHEPHERD'S SHOP
OPEN
Tuesday thru Saturday  
8:30-5:30
Year Round

Tours available Th, Fri & Sat
or other days by appointment

Extended Hours & Days
for Special Events

Closed:
Sundays & Mondays
July 4th
Christmas week
New Year's week &
Thanksgiving week