Julie Asselin 'Needles In A Haystack'
May
25
11:00 AM11:00

Julie Asselin 'Needles In A Haystack'

A day of knitting in a beautiful outdoor setting!  Fromagerie La Station de Compton has kindly agreed, for a third time, to welcome Julie Asselin & friends in their field for a day of knitting and crochet among friends!  Bring your favorite lawn chair & your knitting. Meet new friends, eat cheese & shop for yarn & knitting goodies at the thoughtfully curated marketplace(including our farm’s yarns!) The event won’t be postponed in case of rain, there will be a covered area. Wing & A Prayer Farm’s Farmer Tammy will be looking forward to bringing the latest naturally dyed yarns from our flocks’ spring clip!


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Squam Art Fair
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Squam Art Fair

One of the loveliest traditions is a most enchanting extravaganza known as the SQUAM ART FAIR! Wing & A Prayer Farm will be joining this one-night-only event which brings together some of the most talented artisans working today.

Tucked off the road in an exquisite woodland setting filled with strings of twinkle lights and ice lanterns, the fair has a wide range of gorgeous art and handcrafted wares including pottery, jewelry, stationery, textiles (vintage fabrics, exquisite hand dyed yarns and other delicious materials for you to create your own masterpieces), photography and mixed-media art. Because the Squam Art Fair is open to all, it has become an annual tradition for people to travel up to the lake for a night of magic in the woods.

Wing & A Prayer Farm will be selling the latest clip from the flock, spun into gorgeous skeins of wool in natural and naturally dyed colors. We hope to see you there!


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Farm & Home Series:  Natural Dyeing, Ecoprinting & Herbal Bounty Workshops at Wing & A Prayer Farm
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Farm & Home Series: Natural Dyeing, Ecoprinting & Herbal Bounty Workshops at Wing & A Prayer Farm

Farmers Tammy & Char will lead the workshops at this weekend event in June on the farm. There’ll be 3 sessions to choose from, or choose all three for a wonderful weekend of learning and creating in the country. Tammy will teach Natural Dyeing on Saturday from 9 - noon and Ecoprinting & Bundle Dyeing using forage from the Dye Garden from 2 - 5:00. Char will teach Herbal wreath-making, tinctures, teas and sachets on Sunday using fresh ingredients from the Herb Garden.

Saturday, June 22, 9 - noon: During the Natural Dye Workshop, the farm will provide our raw materials for local color and we’ll explore extracting and combining with natural tannins and mordants to create a variety of colors with modifiers. You will have a tour of the Dye Garden on the farm and harvest where materials are ready. No prior knowledge of Natural Dyeing is necessary and this workshop is appropriate for all levels. We will dye protein and cellulose fibers and you will go home with a project’s worth of Wing & A Prayer Farm wool & fabric samples.

Saturday, June 22, 2 - 5:00: The Ecoprinting/Bundle Dyeing Workshop will focus on extracting color and print through hapazome(pounding) and bundle dyeing. We’ll use forage and found materials and experiment with different methods of transfer color and design naturally onto swatches and samples of silk and cotton fabrics.

Sunday, June 23, 9 - noon: In Char’s Herbal Bounty Workshop, you’ll learn basic herb garden tending, harvesting and producing beautiful wreaths for a variety of uses, ranging from culinary and household to gardening and self-care. This 3-hour workshop will include a tour of the gardens at Wing & A Prayer Farm, construction of herbal swags, wreaths or blends to take home, and tailored discussions of planning and improving your own herbal plots.

As always, connections to kindness & sustainability in the natural world will be the foundation of our farms’ offerings, reinforcing how we can connect art and health in our everyday living, taking care to avoid insulting our earth.

Saturday’s break from noon to 2:00 allows for participants to bring a picnic lunch and relax at the farm, or to skip out to local markets and eateries if desired. A Farm Tour will be included during this window for interested visitors.

Classes are each $75 and include materials.

Contact Tammy & Char at hello@wingandaprayerfarm.com for registration information and questions.

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Farm & Home Series:  Indigo Dyeing, Ecoprinting & Garden Special Canning Workshop at Wing & A Prayer Farm
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Farm & Home Series: Indigo Dyeing, Ecoprinting & Garden Special Canning Workshop at Wing & A Prayer Farm

Farmers Tammy & Char will lead the workshops at this weekend event in July on the farm. There’ll be 3 sessions to choose from, or choose all three for a wonderful weekend of learning and creating in the country. Tammy will teach Indigo Dyeing on Saturday from 9 - noon and Ecoprinting & Bundle Dyeing using forage from the Dye Garden from 2 - 5:00. Tammy & Char will teach Canning in the farm kitchen on Sunday morning from 9 - noon.

Saturday, July 13, 9 - noon: During the Indigo Dyeing Workshop, we’ll harvest from the Indigo in our Dye Garden to teach you how to make an Indigo vat for fresh and fermented color extraction. A range of blues and greens can be created by adjusting ingredients and modifiers and techniques from this singular plant. We’ll take time to tour the Dye Garden on the farm and no prior knowledge of Natural Dyeing is necessary. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience and interest. We will dye protein and cellulose fibers and you will go home with a project’s worth of Wing & A Prayer Farm wool & fabric samples.

Saturday, July 13, 2 - 5:00: The Ecoprinting/Bundle Dyeing Workshop will focus on extracting color and print through hapazome(pounding) and bundle dyeing. We’ll use forage and found materials and experiment with different methods of transfer color and design naturally onto swatches and samples of silk and cotton fabrics.

Sunday, June 23, 9 a.m. - Noon: In the farm kitchen, Tammy & Char will demo and guide you in canning Garden Special. This fresh garden combination takes the best of summer and makes any recipe taste fresh no matter what time of year you use it. Learn about the necessary tools & materials and preparation of ingredients with basic instruction in ‘putting up the garden’ through safe food preservation with hot-water bath canning. This 3-hour workshop will include a tour of the gardens at Wing & A Prayer Farm and you’ll go home with a quart of made-from-scratch Garden Special.

As always, connections to kindness & sustainability in the natural world will be the foundation of our farms’ offerings, reinforcing how we can connect art and health in our everyday living, taking care to avoid insulting our earth.

Saturday’s break from noon to 2:00 allows for participants to bring a picnic lunch and relax at the farm, or to skip out to local markets and eateries if desired. A Farm Tour will be included during this window for interested visitors.

Classes are each $75 and include materials.

Contact Tammy & Char at hello@wingandaprayerfarm.com for registration information and questions.

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Boston, MA:  Natural Dye Workshop with New England Farm to Fiber & The Trustees of Reservations
Jul
21
10:00 PM22:00

Boston, MA: Natural Dye Workshop with New England Farm to Fiber & The Trustees of Reservations

At Boston Public Market’s “The KITCHEN”, co-sponsored by New England Farm to Fiber and The Trustees, enhance your appreciation for the natural world with a day of dyeing Wing & A Prayer Farm yarns using foraged and found materials for luminescent, beautiful color. Through demo, discussion, and a hands-on approach, Tammy from Wing & Prayer Farm will lead you on journey of exploring the world of natural color.

In this workshop, you will learn how to derive color from a variety of materials such as petals, berries, cones, found objects from the field, forest and your very own kitchen. You will learn how to prepare your fibers for dyeing using simple mordants that can be collected from the garden or the woodland floor, and about overdyes and modifiers to alter your colors to produce lasting, naturally beautiful yarn. Local resources are the heart of Tammy’s natural dyeing stock but, additionally, she sources through a variety of methods to obtain colors as sustainably as possible.

Sign-ups are through Eventbrite with New England Farm to Fiber.

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Natural Dyeing & Ecoprinting at The Farm Institute with The Trustees & New England Farm to Fiber
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Natural Dyeing & Ecoprinting at The Farm Institute with The Trustees & New England Farm to Fiber

Natural Dyeing and Ecoprinting on beautiful Martha’s Vineyard at The Farm Institute on August 18th. Join Tammy for a workshop to explore how to use forage and found materials for making color and design on natural fibers. More information to come. Made possible by New England Farm to Fiber & The Trustees of Reservations.

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New England Fiber Arts Summit 2019
Aug
29
to Aug 31

New England Fiber Arts Summit 2019

Join world famous fiber artists & designers Bristol Ivy, Annie Rowden, Marceline Smith, Sylvia Watts Cherry, Hannah Thiessen, Anne Choi & Taproot Magazine for our annual New England Fiber Arts Summit here at Wing & A Prayer Farm from Thursday, August 29 through Saturday, August 31 2019. We’ll have a plethora of workshops, a Maker Market & special presentation in an intimate gathering of guests, including farm-to-table fare and plenty of opportunity to enjoy the fiber stars of Wing & A Prayer Farm.

More details coming soon. Email Tammy - hello@wingandaprayerfarm.com - for questions.

New England Fiber Art Summit at Wing & A Prayer Farm, June 2018

Group photo by Devon Johnson Photography

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