Friday, March 11, 2011

Handcrafted in the Hills is coming!!

We have been busy little sheep here at the shop.

We have been putting together a Fiber Retreat weekend for you!

We have had a generous invitation by Mark at Sunrise Guest Ranch in Edgemont, SD to see his organically raised sheep and witness a spring shearing! So to make this an acceptable outing, we decided to make a weekend of it, offering classes and spending the night(s) at his GORGEOUS ranch!

(Yes.. that is a Ram standing on the porch. He likes to participate, in everything-- including our tour.)

This is the Guest Ranch Lodge. There are plenty rooms for us to stay in, a HUGE kitchen, and more sheep than we know what to do with. See...
There is a Spinning Wheel in the background there.. He and his Wife are just waiting for us to come, spin, and enjoy his fiber!

Mark's major shearing will be in April,
but he promised to keep a few of the nicest for us to see and feel, still on the sheep. He will shear them for our retreat. Prior sheared Fleeces will be available for purchase when we arrive.

The bonus is that May is the middle of
the normal lambing season. Mark is planning a wagon ride for us to
see some of the new baby lambs.

Handcrafted in the Hills: a Fiber Weekend will take place at Sunrise Guest Ranch in Edgemont, SD on May 13-15.

Early Registration is open now.

The weekend begins at 4pm on Friday to get you settled in your rooms and get to knitting, crocheting, and
spinning as soon as possible!
Classes offered all day Saturday
  • Dartmore dying
  • Needle Felting
  • Tunisian Crochet
  • Colorwork (what kind TBD)


  1. YaY! I am coming!!! good job on the post.

  2. Is there a registration page or does one call your shop in Rapid City? Could you give a few details on cost of the weekend, please?


  3. you can either call at 605-791-KNIT (5648) or email at cryarn(at)