Fiber artist, New Gloucester resident, sheep farmer, and friend of Shaker Village, Betsey Leslie will lead you virtually in creating a needle felted wool sheep sculpture with lamb. The process will include making wire frame work, carding, and wrapping wool, and how to use felting needles to create your own sheep sculpture. Felting needles have tiny barbs on the shaft so that as you poke the wool it meshes the fibers together and holds the shape. It’s easy and fun! All materials will be supplied along with the link to the video. Your kit will include enough material to make at least 2 full-sized sheep or a mix of sheep and lambs – your choice while you’re felting them. Includes wool, 3 felting needles, foam block for felting on top of, pipe cleaner wires, and wool locks. A video link and password will be emailed to you instantly upon purchase. You will be mailed a full kit of supplies within 2 business days.Video runtime: 1.5 hours
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VIRTUAL INSTANT ACCESS WORKSHOPCreate your own gathering basket from scratch and in the comfort of your own home with our virtual instant access workshop. Carolyn Kemp will take you step-by-step to create this large basket in. This traditional basket, was and still is, used to gather cut flowers or herbs from the garden. The basket is large enough to hold plenty of stems and with an open base that allows loose earth to filter out. Fill it up as you carry it through the garden or sit it on the ground as you cut. Make it yourself with Carolyn guiding you step by step. A video link and password will be emailed to you instantly upon purchase. You will be mailed a full kit of supplies for the basket material along with an illustrated pattern. There is a short list of household tools that are required. (water bucket, towel, ruler, pencil, scissors, awl, clips/clothespins/twist ties) Finished basket dimensions: 20” x 8” x 8” with an oak handle. Woven from natural reed rattan it can be stained or left natural to age with time. Some weaving experience is definitely helpful as this is not a “first” basket.
I am passionate about weaving. Years ago I began making baskets and have never lost interest. Whether I am teaching a student how to weave their first basket or spending the day dyeing materials, I am in my element. Weaving a basket is for me is like going back in time to a period when the basics of living depended on someone with the knowledge and skill to produce what was required or necessary in their daily life. -CarolynCarolyn Kemp is an accomplished basket weaver and artist with multiple instructional books published in basketry. Carolyn lives in Lancaster, South Carolina and has been teaching workshops with Shaker Village for years, having previously been our neighbor. She continues to offer workshops with us through these virtual options and has kits, finished baskets, and books in our store as well as her Etsy shop. Video runtime: 1.5 hours
VIRTUAL INSTANT ACCESS Our most often requested workshop experience— Baking with Brother Arnold is now available as an instant access video! Our second in a series of The Shaker Kitchen workshops, Shaker Apple Pie & Dutch Apple Pie. You will receive a link and password for our 30 minute video of Brother Arnold baking these two recipes straight through, step-by-step. Watch it any time and as many times as you'd like! Featuring a Shaker Apple Pie and a Dutch Apple Pie with, of course, wonderful first-hand stories from Brother Arnold about the Shakers, apples, apple pie, and more! You can get your ingredients ready and bake along with the recording or just watch and try it yourself afterwards, accessing it again and again for reference. A PDF packet including photos and recipes will be available in your account as an instant download with purchase and a video link and password will be emailed to you instantly. Please be sure to sign-in to your account or create a new one at checkout to ensure access. Sharing his 40+ years experience cooking & baking at Shaker Village, Brother Arnold shares his experience, talks about the importance of food and how it brings people together in community, and (most of all) sharing these delicious recipes with tips & tricks! Brother Arnold Hadd has been a Shaker since January 1978. Through more than four decades, he had served as the First Elder of the Church, the Second Elder of the Church, and a Trustee, as well as a spiritual leader, consultant, counselor, confidant, mentor, cook, and a personal friend to many. A leader by example, Brother Arnold inspires others to appreciate, honor, and respect Shaker life and its philosophies, values, mission, and vision.
VIRTUAL INSTANT ACCESS Our most often requested workshop experience— Baking with Brother Arnold is now available as an instant access video! Our first in a series of The Shaker Kitchen workshops, you will receive a link and password for our 20 minute video of Brother Arnold baking these three recipes straight through, followed by a recording of the Virtual Workshop Zoom Q&A with Brother Arnold from August 2021. Watch it any time and as many times as you'd like! Sharing his 40+ years experience cooking & baking at Shaker Village, Brother Arnold will share his experience, talk about the importance of food and how it brings people together in community, and (most of all) sharing his favorite recipe: Sister Elizabeth’s Biscuits. Sister Elizabeth’s biscuits are a crowd favorite at every annual Shaker Christmas Fair, lines literally are out the door to get a fresh hot biscuit from the Shaker Kitchen. Now you can learn from the best and make it in your own home! And Brother Arnold has developed the recipe in three different ways:
- Plain Biscuits
- Herb Biscuits
- Cinnamon Rolls with Glaze