New England Fiber Art Summit at Wing & A Prayer Farm June 1 – 4, 2017

Carrie Hoge/Maddermade

Ashley Yousling

Annie Rowden

Carrie Hoge – Making Magazine

Lori Ann Graham

Gudrun Johnston

Mary Jane Mucklestone

Gather at the farm in the lush Green Mountain State to join artists Lori Ann Graham, Carrie Hoge, Gudrun Johnston, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Annie Rowden & Ashley Yousling for an escape to the country, an immersion in art and natural beauty and a sweet, homespun and simple getaway.

We’ll be spending 3 nights and days together in an inspired and relaxed gathering on the farm with workshops in traditional Shetland Hap and Fair Isle, tips, tricks and techniques in knitting, artful journaling, foraging and homesteading fun, surprise festivities and fiber journey presentations with industry leaders.

Home-cooked farm-to-table meals using local and simply prepared fresh ingredients, nearby farmhouse accommodations and local fingering-weight farm yarn are included. Our classes are small and intensive, and will provide ample opportunity to explore the respective crafts with detailed instruction. The days are a mix of instruction and breaks to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of rural front porch living. Company will include farmyard animals of all varieties.

Mary Jane & Gudrun will share tales from Shetland, Carrie & Ashley will share interviews, Lori will be leading us in artful, meaningful journaling of craft and contemplation, and Annie & I will walk you through all of the preparations of herbal forage from medicinal properties, to soap making, teas, salves, and dyeing.

You’ll want to pack your knitting needles, your favorite casual outfits, throw in a swimsuit in case the late Springtime gives us a little unexpected warmth, and warm wraps in case of the opposite. It is Vermont, and you know what they say about the weather—if you don’t like it, just wait a few minutes and it’ll change!

Housing/accommodations will be in a nearby farmhouse which provides sweet respite from the activities on the farm and full days and evenings with new friends. If you want to share a room with a particular person, please send your registrations together in ONE envelope.

Go to this page for more on our instructors:

To sign up:

Email to request PDF of Registration form.

Print and complete Registration form and snail mail to Wing & A Prayer Farm by January 22.  Registration forms will be honored on a first-come/first-serve basis.   Should registration close, you will be given the option to keep your name on a waiting list, also honored in the same fashion should there be cancellations.

$200 deposits for event will be due by January 31st, balance of event will be due by March 15th.

Cost of New England Fiber Art Summit:

$1042.50 USD
(includes all workshops, supplies, evening events, 3 nights lodging, all meals from dinner, June 1 through June 4th, Sunday brunch at the farm)

PLEASE NOTE: There are no one-day classes available. We are not able to offer any partial attendance at this time.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds after March 31st, 2017. There are no exceptions. All requests for refunds must be received in writing before March 31st, 2017. (You may have someone else take your spot before March 31, 2017, but we must be notified of all changes). Deposits are non-refundable or transferable. In the case of acts of God, war, disaster or unforeseen circumstances, Wing & A Prayer Farm, LLC reserves the right to reschedule New England Fiber Art Summit.


6 responses to “New England Fiber Art Summit at Wing & A Prayer Farm June 1 – 4, 2017

  1. Oh my heavens Tammy! This sounds amazing!! Unfortunately I can’t make it! But boy oh boy I sure will be there in spirit!

    • You would be responsible for your own transportation, Southwestern Vermont is very easy to get to from Albany, NY if you were to fly or train in. We are a one-hour drive.

  2. I sent a request yesterday for the registration info. I suspect I’m too late but thought it was worth an inquiry. Sounds amazing!! Your listed deadline is fast approaching. Can you let me know if it is still a possibility to attend or get on the wait list?

    • Hi Susan: Thank you for your inquiry. The event filled up so fast and thank you for your interest. The wait list is also quite full, but I will note your ask. There are going to be other events at the farm, hopefully there will be something you might like!

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