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Wool Dryer Balls from Sheep on a Farm

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Animal experience hosted by Stephanie

2 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll start our class with a meet and greet with our Babydoll sheep. After all, we couldn't do this class without them! We'll feed and pet them, feeling their fluffy, thick wool coats. After we thank them for their gift of wool, we'll head into the barn for a workshop where we'll convert their raw wool into nifty, cute and environmentally sound dryer balls. We'll start with teasing through the wool to remove excess vegetation. We'll feel the natural lanolin oils transfer to our skin, making our hands extra soft! We'll then rhythmically card our wool using hand carders. This meditative process will put you into a relaxing trance. We'll then roll the carded wool into a rolag, and the rolags into a ball that we will felt using felting needles. You'll have the ability to customize your balls with colors and essential oils. Oh, and all along the process we'll enjoy drinks and farm fresh refreshments. You'll leave the workshop with three dryer balls to use over and over again at home. They'll reduce your dry time, reduce static, reduce waste, and leave your clothes smelling fantastic!
We'll start our class with a meet and greet with our Babydoll sheep. After all, we couldn't do this class without them! We'll feed and pet them, feeling their fluffy, thick wool coats. After we thank them for their gift of wool, we'll head into the barn for a workshop where we'll convert their raw wool into nifty, cute and environmentally sound dryer balls. We'll start with teasing through the wool to remove excess vegetation. We'll feel the…

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What's included

  • Food
    We'll provide fresh seasonal farm goods grown and harvested here at The Nes...
  • Equipment
    We'll provide all you need to create your dryer balls, including the raw wo...
From $65
/ person
Sat, Oct 10
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$65 per person
$65 per person
Sun, Oct 11
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$65 per person
$65 per person
Sat, Oct 17
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$65 per person
$65 per person

Meet your host, Stephanie

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I'm the owner of a 5-acre biodiverse farm called The Nest Box in bucolic San Martin, California. Among many other animals, I raise a small flock of Babydoll sheep. Every year, these sweet and gentle creatures gift us their fluffy wool coats when they are sheared (i.e. given a sheep "haircut"). On the farm, nothing goes to waste! So we turn their wonderful raw wool into many uses, including environmentally sound dryer balls. I will teach you the simple but beautiful way we work with this raw material so that you can do the same.
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Where you'll be

We'll visit with our Babydoll sheep in the pasture, then head to our refurbished barn for our workshop.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Please wear comfortable closed toed shoes as we will start our experience with a visit in the pasture with our sheep.