Altitude Farm September 2019 Newsletter 

Welcome to the first Edition of the Altitude Farm Newsletter which will come out once a month  

Exciting News  

Altitude Farm was awarded two awards at the Armidale Business Awards on Friday August 16th. I personally was awarded Outstanding Young Entrepreneurand the Business was awardedBusiness of the Year. 

We have just launched our very own Website (this website) – so now you can buy products from our website as well as our pre-existing Etsy store and in person at Little Birdy in Uralla. Booking into workshops can now be done directly through our new website. It will also continue to be available through facebook or email 

 

Recently we have been in contact with Deer Park Motor Innin Armidale to organise a motel for our workshop attendees from out of town to stay in. As well as organising a place to have a welcome dinner event held before some of our weekend long workshops. More on this later in the year. 

Farm Fun 

 *Arlo has been the only Alpaca brave enough to eat out of a bucket like the sheep. 

*Carol (one of our Muscovy ducks) has started sitting on some of her eggs. Won’t be long before we have ducklings! 

* First signs of Spring have appeared with little blossoms on our fruit trees.

*Ruby was in a cranky mood today and was spitting at Chilli and Arlo. Sadly she isn’t very good at aiming so she accidently spat at Theo, and we all know how much of a baby Theo is so he sulked for half an hour. And he still looks cute even while sulking.    

Some new creations 

Weaving 

My favourite scarf to create is a rainbow scarf. I recently created my second one. It was created from a hand spun yarn that was Navajo plied which means that every section of the yarn has three colours in it. Resulting in a super colourful yarn, which I then wove into a scarf. I am very pleased with the results. Oh, also I used my new fringe twister to give the fringe of this scarf a new look to my previous scarves.  

Felting 

I have felted more soaps using the handmade soaps by Plant Remedy in Uralla. Excitingly they are now not only available in store at Little Birdy in Uralla but soon will also be online on Etsy and the website.     

Scrunchies 

We have added handmade fabric scrunchies to our product line. Only available at Little Birdy in Uralla.   

Hand Dyed Yarn and Roving

Recently we have been hand dyeing yarn and roving.  

            

UP COMING WORKSHOPS 

September 7th Learn to Spin a Single 

Workshop times: 9am-1pm 

Cost of workshop is $50 per person & includes all materials.  

What else is included: - tea, coffee, juices    

-morning tea   

September 21st Learn to Ply and Finish 

Workshop times: 9am-1pm 

Cost of workshop is $50 per person & includes all materials.  

What else is included: - tea, coffee, juices    

-morning tea  

September 28th Flat Felting Workshop  

Workshop times: 10:00am -3:30pm 

Cost of workshop is $95 per person & includes all materials.  

What else is included: -alpaca cuddles  

- tea, coffee, juices    

-morning tea    

-lunch   

October 4th Soap Making Workshop 

Workshop times: 10:30am -12pm 

Cost of workshop is $20 per person or the family of four discount is $65 for the whole family & includes all materials & alpaca cuddles.  

October 5th Soap Making Workshop 

Workshop times: 10:30am -12pm 

Cost of workshop is $20 per person or the family of four discount is $65 for the whole family & includes all materials & alpaca cuddles. 

October 26th Fluffy Felting Workshop 

Workshop times: 10:00am -3:30pm 

Cost of workshop is $110 per person & includes all materials.  

What else is included: -alpaca cuddles  

- tea, coffee, juices   

 -morning tea    

-lunch  

November 9th& 10th Art Spinning 

Workshop times: 9am-3pm (both days)

Cost of workshop is $200 per person & includes all materials.  

Materials cost $50 

What else is included: - tea, coffee, juices    

-morning tea  

- lunch      

For more information on any of the workshops or to book in Message Altitude Farm on Facebook OR you book through our website https://www.altitudefarmstore.comOR email altitudefarmlife@gmail.com