We're Making Yarn at Three Sheep

We're so excited about the spinning wheels, spindles, accessories and all the beautiful fiber we now have at Three Sheep. Our "Beginning to Spin" sessions are starting this week! Stop in on Wednesday morning at 11:00 and we'll get you started. You can sample a drop spindle, a turkish spindle, and even our majacraft spinning wheels. This is a free session, of course when you're ready to purchase your own equipment, we'll be happy to help you with that too!  

I was invited to demonstrate spinning at Lanterman's Mill, Old Fashioned Days. This is a fun event when you can watch the mill in action and see artisans at work.

Beautiful fibers for spinning, the Majacraft Suzi and Turkish Spindle, just a small sampling, you've got to see and try for yourself!

Three Sheep is 4 Months Old

It's been a busy summer, we have over 40 artisans now, we've had classes for adults and children, club meetings, and of course lots of new merchandise for sale. So much has changed in our first four months, it will be exciting to see what happens in the next four!

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This is just too much fun!

It really has been a lot of fun, meeting such nice (and talented) women, being surrounded with beautiful handmade art, getting to see how the art is created and getting to play a little myself. 

Our classes and workshops are going well. Last week Lynda Bumback from the HEAL program at St.E's came and talked to us about the program, it's history and it's importance to the community. It's wonderful that we have women donating their time and talent to help others in our community. After seeing Jeanette demonstrate some of her polymer clay techniques we're anxiously awaiting her class later this month. It's absolutely amazing what can be done with this medium. Laurie lead the first of her three alcohol ink painting classes last week. Some ladies chose their favorite colors, some made Christmas gifts and some didn't have a plan, but all the abstract tiles were stunning. In Laurie's next session, the class with create landscapes, it will be interesting to see how similar and how different they all will be. 

Spinning is taking off at Three Sheep. Barb held the first high/low tech spinning class. Each student received their own spindle made from a CD, fiber to spin and instruction from the "go to spinning teacher" in this area. The local spinning group was displaced from their meeting location and is now spinning the first Monday of each month at Three Sheep. If you're interesting in attending, just give us a call for the details. 330-953-3600. Oops, I almost forgot, Le Tour de Fleece is on and spinners all over the world are spinning yarn as the racers spin their wheels. The shop is open for public spinning Saturday July 16th and 23rd from 12:00 to 3:00. 

July's just around the corner

It's hard to believe that June has come and almost gone already. The gallery is growing weekly and the workshop is enjoying some very fun classes, lead by the most talented ladies. 

In June we welcomed so many new artists to Three Sheep. Above are just a few examples of their work, you'll have to stop in the gallery to see all that's new, and if your timing's right, you may get to meet one of the artisans yourself!


Our Class Schedule is Beginning to Fill Up!

It's great to see our Artisans scheduling their classes and workshops! We've got calligraphy, alcohol ink painting, heirloom toy making, fabric basketry, needle felted jewelry...

Keep an eye on our upcoming events calendar and your email for all the latest from Three Sheep

Charity Crafting begins...

I'm so happy that Three Sheep will be hosting a monthly charity crafting event. Over the course of time we will be making a variety of crafts to be given to various members of the community. All are welcome to join us, we will make projects that will suit all skill levels.

Our first project is headed up by artisan, Cyndi Townsend. She's organized our "angel gowns" collecting the materials (wedding dresses), drafting patterns, preparing the fabrics for their new purpose. We hope you can join us on Saturday June 4th from 10-2, you may learn something, or meet a new friend but best of all you'll be doing something to help our community!

Friday's Card Making...

This past Friday, Cheryl demonstrated her card making. Several ladies joined in the fun stamping, embossing, and designing their own barnyard fun.

With all the choices of stamps, textures, colors, paper, everyone's personality showed in their cards. Cheryl is such a great teacher, be sure to sign up for her next workshop, June 10th. She will be making sheep of course!