Welcome to Little Lost Creek Alpaca Farm!
SPRING WORKSHOPS AT LITTLE LOST CREEK ALPACA FARM
With advance notice, any of these workshops can be scheduled for a mutually agreed upon date. My time is very flexible. Please call Sandy at 484-431-9305 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginners Wet and Needle Felting Techniques
Wet felt a bar of soap! Bring your own soap or purchase one made locally from all natural ingredients. Then, dry felting an Easter egg, a ladybug or bug, a Santa, elf, a Christmas tree ornament, or maybe even a hackey-sack.
You will get a felting pad, needles to take home and some extra fiber to play with at home. We will use alpaca fiber, merino wool, and some Angora goat (mohair,) locks. These are easy to do and fun for beginners or more experienced fiber artists
Time: 12 pm – 3pm
Cost: $50 – includes all materials; to purchase soap, add $5
Ages: 8 and up
Class size limit: 6
Dates: Sat. March 22
Sun. April 6
4-H Get Together
On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Alpacateers visited the Bucks County Pronking Pacas at Harley Hill Farm in Quakertown. Everyone had a great time as we divided up by age groups to play bingo and other games designed to further the kids’ knowledge of alpacas in preparation for the AOBA National Show March 14-16 in Harrisburg. After the games and a snack, everybody walked up to the barn to see the alpacas and a new guard llama Bill and Lori Oraschin had purchased.
New Jersey Alpaca Classic
Six of our 4-H members traveled to Logan, NJ for their first “big” alpaca show competition. We were very proud of how well they did. In the Junior Performance class, they took the top four places. Taking Monroe through the obstacles, Sara placed first, Naomi was second, Grace was third and Aiden came in fourth. Mary won the Intermediate class with Monroe.
Five of the kids also elected to try the Showmanship Class, which they had never done, or even seen, before. Sara finished third, Grace came in fifth and Natalie placed sixth in the Junior Division. Mary was second in the Intermediate Division.
Congratulations to a wonderful day of competition.
Here are two videos, the first of Sarah’s blue-ribbon performance and the second of Mary’s.
And finally, don’t forget we are offering art lessons. The winter is a perfect time to learn a new craft such as dry or wet felting, weaving or dyeing.
The art mediums that will be offered range from very traditional to very contemporary. Some of the mediums and possible curriculum are:
Drawing – Still life, landscape, animals, linear perspective, portraits, self-portraits, mixed media and collage. Various mediums are pencil, charcoal, and pastel.
Painting – color theory, watercolor techniques, acrylic on canvas.
Sculpture – animals, human anatomy, nature, found objects. A variety of materials might include wire, plaster, clay, fiber, and Sculpy.
Fiber Arts – wet and dry felting of a wide variety of projects.
For more details please click on the Art Lesson tab on our main menu.