Legendary Alpacas
574 E. P. Dawson Road
Maypearl, TX 76064

It's always a blast at Gina Glasscock's farm, and this fiber art workshop weekend is going to be no exception! Come and join us for a fantastic lineup to get you excited about working with your alpaca fiber, some of the items you'll make would make fantastic gifts for friends and family also. See you soon :)

14-15 October 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
Wet-felted Flowers
Yarn painting
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Circular Weaving
Triloom weaving
9:00am - 12:00pm
Blending Experiment
Triloom weaving
1:30pm - 5:00pm
Yarn Painting
Triloom weaving
TXOLAN members

$50 per workshop
$65 per workshop

A light breakfast and coffee will be served at 8:30am before the morning classes commence, followed by a pot luck lunch and farm tour at noon, then concluding with the afternoon classes.

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(Saturday 14 October, 9:00am-12:00pm)

This is going to be a super fun workshop! Prepare to put in some elbow grease as my SPARKLE Studio partner Amy Shelton and I pull out all the fun stuff: bubble wrap, silk hankies, merino, bamboo, sparkle and most importantly, ALPACA, and step you through a a few hours of pure play and creativity! We'll guide everyone step-by-step through making a three dimensional flower, teach you how to attach it to a pen using wire and floral tape, and then give you play time to create a couple on your own!

Making these is easy and addictive, and they look great when presented as a bouquet on a vase to have on the counter of your farm store, your kitchen table, or your office desk.

All materials are provided.


CIRCULAR WEAVING: a wall hanging
(Saturday 14 October 2017, 1:30pm-4:00pm)

Using wreaths made from the blackberry, wisteria and honeysuckle vines in my garden, you will create a circular wall hanging. A selection of natural materials such as undyed alpaca roving, combed top, locks and wooden beads will be provided to weave with. For those who want something more colourful, novelty yarn, dyed alpaca fiber, and sparkle are also available to kick things up a notch.

All materials are provided.


(Sunday 15 October 2017, 9:00am-12:00pm)

You've heard of 'blending fibers', but what do they DO?
Working with a not-so-great alpaca fleece, we will be splitting into small teams, each carding a different fiber into it until it becomes a fully blended, 'brand new' fiber. Samples are compared by the entire class to see how just exactly how the different blending fibers have affected the alpaca fiber. Let's make lemons into some amazing lemonade and learn a few things along the way! Hopefully you are familiar with carding on a drum carder - if not, we will team you up with someone who is.

If you are a handspinner, you are welcome to bring your wheel to spin up some of the samples.

All tools and materials are provided.


(Sunday 15 October 2017, 1:30pm-4:00pm)

You will learn how to mix your dyes and prepare your skein of yarn for dyeing. Everyone will paint one skein of yarn with dye after which they will be steam set and rinsed. Full class notes will be provided so that you can focus on enjoying the creative process. Please be aware that sometimes dye processing times can be unpredictable, therefore there is a possibility that this workshop may run a little over the scheduled time.

All materials are provided.


*~* TIPS *~*


- Wear comfortable shoes, and clothing you don't mind getting dirty
- A camera is always handy, and besides, you may want to share your creations with your Facebook friends during class
- Bring business cards to share - after all, we need to create a support network!

At the conclusion of the class you'll be able to purchase materials to take home including fiber/yarn cleansing products; dyed fibers; blending materials; sparkle and embellishings; and drum carders. Cash, checks, credit cards, and Paypal are accepted.

Drum carders are shipped via UPS ground directly from the Strauch warehouse and usually arrive within 2-3 days. All carder purchases include tools, clamps, shipping, and a credit for product of your choice that you can take home right away so that you're ready to start when your carder arrives.



Roo Kline

About Roo Kline

A graphic artist by trade, Roo Kline became involved with alpacas in 2006 and shortly after purchasing her own herd in early 2007, the 'Moonwood Farm' fiber studio was launched, gathering a following of spinners and fiber artists who fell in love with her luxuriously handcrafted spinning fibers and supplies.

Since 2010 Roo has been teaching her personal techniques and style to others, especially those who love and/or raise alpacas.


She was the creator of Alpaca Fiber Solutions and has served the alpaca community as a judge for the Handcrafter's Spin-off and Fiber Arts & Skein competitions for several years. She has instructed at Magical Farms, fiber festivals and alpaca shows, local yarn shops, has been featured on several videocasts, has provided her spinning fibers for classes of renowned spinning teachers and has written fiber related articles for American Livestock Magazine.

She lives with her 12 year old son in Huntsville AL where she has recently opened a brick-and-mortar studio space called SPARKLE with colleague and friend Amy Shelton from Crochetville.

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Alpaca owners and fiber artists...
Did you know that all workshops and classes are TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
They fall under 'education'!
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