National Alpaca Farm Days -9/24 to 9/25
Puerta Del Sol Alpacas
Workshops in October:
:: Upcoming ::
Meeting - OCT 27, 6:30pm
When: October 27 6:30 pm
Location: Raymond Sanchez Community Center
Topic: Sally Brandon, Shepherds Mill
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild is Thursday Evening October 27th at 6:30pm at the Raymond Sanchez Community Center at 9800 4th St. NW . The guest speaker will be Sally Brandon of Shepherd's Mill
She will speak about getting the best value for your dollar and making the decisions that need to be made in order to prepare fleeces and plan for processing them.
Sally Brandon and husband Jay own and operate The Shepherd’s Mill, Inc in Phillipsburg, KS. Sally’s fiber experience dates back to raising sheep in High School, creating and selling Wheat Weavings at craft shows as a teenager, and learning to knit (sort of) and crochet from her grandmothers. An International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) trip in the 80’s took Sally to Finland where she learned to weave. That became an obsession which has led to experimentation in all fiber arts, a passion for bobbin lace and weaving, and eventually to owning and operating The Shepherd’s Mill. Jay and Sally are proud to have created their business in their hometown where they are close to their parents and other family. Besides his time in the mill and being a Pastor in a small local congregation; Jay farms wheat, soybeans, corn and milo on family ground. Together the couple are raising their son, JJ, age 10 and daughter, Alex, age 8 to appreciate the history and value of American agriculture and small business.
ALL meetings for Las Aranas through 2016 will be at the
Raymond Sanchez Community Center 9800 Fourth Street NW
It is located on the east side of Fourth Street a little ways north of the intersection with Alameda.
Raymond Sanchez community center
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