Lavender Hill Farm, owned by Kevin and Paulette Batchek, is surrounded by the beautiful Pachaug State Forest in the rural town of Voluntown, Connecticut. We started the farm in 2006 with three Huacaya alpacas. Now our farm has grown to 19 alpacas! We strive for quality in our alpacas' conformation and fleece characteristics. Keeping our alpacas' health and well-being our top priority, we are rewarded with a healthy herd of alpacas with superior fiber.
Shearing day on an alpaca farm happens just once a year and this year it's Saturday, May 9th! This is the most important day on the farm where we harvest all the fiber the alpacas grew for the past year. They will be more comfortable for warmer weather that's on the way and we'll have plenty of fiber to turn into yarn or roving! If you'd like to see what the alpacas look like before and after and watch how shearing is done, then stop by the farm!
We will be very busy while shearing is taking place therefore the shop will not be open on this day, but we will be open 10 - 4 Sunday and Monday.
Shearing Day Saturday, May 9th 9:00 - 12:00 pm Gift Shop - CLOSED
Learn how to create this "wool painting" style, scenic Scottish Highlander tapestry. Painting is completed by applying layers of wool in different colors and wool blending. You will learn how to create the texture of the highlander, which will bring him to life! The finished tapestry will be approximately 6" x 9". All felting supplies (wool, needle, and use of tools) are provided along with step by step instruction by Lori Neumann of Menagerie.
Custom handmade Ford Frames will be available for purchase for those who want a finished piece ready to hang.
Class is limited to 13 students ages 12 and up.
Thursday, March 12th from 6 - 9 pm.
Class is held in the gift shop at Lavender Hill Farm.
411 Beach Pond Road Voluntown, CT 06384
If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be invoiced, which once paid will reserve your space.