2023 Workshops

The following workshops will be held at Shady Lane Alpaca Farm 3073 Gass Road Lexington Oh 44904. Call Jean McClintock @ 419-560-0780 or email jsmcclintock@mac.com to reserve your spot. 

CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS! September 10, 2023 Blacksmith Workshop

September 17, 2023 Halloween Gourd Workshop 2-5 pm

  Learn how to make a gourd into a Jack O’Gourd or a Skeleton Head or come with your own gourd project in mind. You’ll learn how to prep the gourd, clean out the inside and turn it into a beautiful gourd project using stains, and wood-burners. All materials are furnished. Cost is $25 per person and refreshments are served.

National ALPACA Farm Days September 30 & October 1st Noon to 6 p.m.

Hand Feed the Alpacas and other animals, Pony Rides, Blacksmithing, Bean Soup & corn bread, demonstrations on using alpaca fiber and visit the Farm Store. Free Event. More info at shadylanealpacas.com/2023/09/09/121133/

October 15, 2023 Beginner Stained Glass Workshop 2-5 pm

  This workshop teaches you how to use make a pattern, use it to cut out your glass, how to prep your glass, how to tape your glass to prepare it to solder. Your shown how to use the stain glass tools and equipment to make a piece to hang in your window. All materials are included in the fee and refreshments are served. Cost for the workshop is $25 per person.

October 15, 2023 Blacksmith Workshop

  Beginner class from 12:30-3:30pm You will learn about blacksmith tools and forges. How to heat metal and hammer it into useful items. All materials are included for the class in the workshop fee.

  Advanced class from 3:30-6:30pm you will learn to make more advanced project(s) with heavier metals. You will do your project from start to finish.  Cost for the Workshop is $55 per person, per class and we ask participants to wear close toed shoes. Refreshments are served.

AUTUMN FIBER FEST October 21 & 22, 2023 @ Richland County Fairgrounds 750 N Home Rd Mansfield OH Sat 10-5pm Sun 11-4 pm Free Admission & Parking more info:www.autumnfiberfestival.com

Insert Christmas Garland Workshop!

OCTOBER 24,25,26 Learn to Make a Braided Rug with Marjorie Carrow 9am-5pm Lunch/Snacks included

Learn the basics of how to construct a braided rug out of wool clothing or yardage. Course includes beginning with a “T-Start” shaping into an oval or round rug, the basics of a heart shaped rectangular or square rugs and how to taper your rug and end it. Includes how wide to make your strips, use braid aids, how to lace your rows together, and any pitfalls that may come up including “Why is my rug not flat?” Note this class could be up to two days depending on your progress. Ask for Materials list. Class cost $125+/- Very One-on-0ne instruction

October 29, 2023 Victorian Garland Making Workshop 2-5 pm

 No one enjoyed the holidays more than the Victorians and they excelled in decorating. Learn to make Victorian Garland just in time for the holidays. Use natural items such as pinecones, dried fruit and flowers, ribbon and whatever else you care to expertly weave into your, artificial pine garland. Your garland when finished will be around, 9 feet +/- in length. You can decide when you are putting it together if you want it to be permanent or have the ability to change out the items for a different color scheme. All materials are included in the fee. Cost for the class is $30 per person and refreshments are served. (Note: if you want to add lights there will be an additional fee of $5)

November 12, 2023 Sourdough Bread Workshop 2-5 pm

  Learn how to make sourdough, how to make two kinds of bread using the sourdough starter. Plus, you learn how to make amazing cinnamon rolls with the sourdough. Cost for the class is $25 per person, includes all materials and plenty to eat. Plus, you’ll leave with your own container of sourdough starter. 

December 3, 2023      Fused Glass Workshop 2-5 pm

Learn how to cut glass to make into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, bookmarks, wine stops, etc. You’ll learn about glass ecoefficiency, how to cut, clean and layer glass to get it ready for the kiln to be fused. You’ll make up to five pieces. Cost $55.00 includes all materials.


Entire Month of December – Alpaca Farm Store Open Sat & Sun 11-5pm or by Appointment

Free gift with every purchase.

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