Join us for our Wearable Art: Silk Scarf Needle Felt Workshop

Breezy Hill Farm’s new fiber workshop is finally setup, electrified and will now offering monthly classes. We start with a felting class this Saturday at 11am. Beverages and snacks will be provided to feed your creative minds as you learn how to make a free-style, needle felted silk scarf. In this 3 hour course you will learn the skills and techniques needed to complete a beautiful, one-of-a kind, wearable piece of art! No prior felting experience – just enthusiasm and a love for creative projects. Hope you can make it.

All felting materials are included with your registration fee and yours to keep, including: Felting needles & foam mat, silk scarf, luxurious and colorful fibers

NOTE: space will be limited to 6, to be sure to register while you can! Click on the meetup link to register!

 

Feel free to call me with any questions.

Breezy Hill Farm – Announcement for Fiber Enthusiasts!

Breezy Hill has had a busy Summer this year! With so many gorgeous alpaca, sheep and goat fleeces from Spring shearing, we decided it was finally time to start our workshop project.
So, we temporarily closed our onsite boutique for expansion to include 70 additional square feet of retail space and a fiber workshop. We are thrilled with the end result and hope our visitors will be too.

We reopened the boutique in August and starting in November will be offering fun classes for all sorts of fiber arts. Whether you have been curious about getting into fiber art, are an avid enthusiast, or simply looking for something creative and fun we hope you will keep posted to our site for schedule postings. In addition to facilitating classes, we will also be inviting local artists to guest teach. More details to come.

In the meantime, feel free to check out our Breezy Hill Knitting & Crochet Club on www.meetup.com. Membership is free and open to all fiber enthusiasts beginner to seasoned experts. We meet monthly (usually a Sat/Sun) and have a great time visiting with the farm animals then getting down to fun conversation, snacks and of course – fiber projects. Hope to see you at one.

National Alpaca Farm Days is Here!

Come out to Breezy Hill Farm for Farm Days this Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th.  We are waiving our tour fees so you can see and learn about alpacas as you visit them in the fields.  Say hello to our other farm friends such as our donkey, goats, sheep, chickens, and other animals.  They love visitors! Browse our boutique for that special gift for you or someone else.

We have had several recent alpaca births on the farm – these little cria are quite playful! Hope you can come and enjoy this truly unique experience! We are open this weekend from 10am to 6pm. Please leave your four legged friends at home so as not to scare our other animals.

November 29th is Shop Small Business Saturday!

Don’t forget this Saturday, November 29th,  is Shop Small Business Saturday! Support local businesses by coming to our Little Boutique at Breezy Hill which is stocked with alpaca fiber made products. We have warm weather wear, accessories and hand made jewelry – all perfect gifts for your holiday shopping! Can’t make it out on Saturday? Visit our online store: http://breezy-hill-boutique1.mybigcommerce.com

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Show Season is Here!

We are very excited to be heading into the 2014 Fall alpaca show season as we have gorgeous entries planned who we believe will be ones to watch out for.  We’ll be putting our best junior alpacas up against some very tough competition and can’t wait to see the results.  Our entries:  name/color/class/sire

Our daughter is extremely excited as well, as she will be participating in her first junior’s obstacle and costume contests with her favorite alpaca, Angeloua.  Their costumes – Cleopatra.  We will be sure to provide updates from each show:  (NY Empire, another I don’t remember, MABA and VAOBA).  Get dates/locations and links for any who want to come watch the MABA or VAOBA.

Breezy Hill Knitting & Crochet Club started

Our visitors requested and we delivered with the start of our very own club for fiber enthusiasts.  This group is open to any and all interested in fiber arts of knit, crochet, spin.  We have held 2 meetings at our farm (September & October) and have been thrilled with the turnout.  It has been wonderful seeing the beautiful projects participants are working, and so nice to see everyone sharing enthusiasm and knowledge with others.  New to yarn art; don’t let that stop you from joining us at our next event – there is always someone willing to help get you started on learning!  Spinners and peg weavers (new or seasoned) are a delight to have in the group also – we had 3 seasoned spinners at our October event.  I was certainly excited about it as I (an extremely novice spinner) learned some tips that resulted in me spinning 5 bobbins of yarn (vs the half bobbin that took me 1.5 years to spin up to then)!  We welcome you to join us for our upcoming club meetups – to register go to our sign up link.

Breezy Hill to attend the Maryland Fleece Festival November 15th & 16th

We will be participating in the Maryland Fleece Festival at the Howard County Fair Grounds on November 15th and 16th from 10 – 4.   Come learn about how fleece becomes a product from shearing to weaving and other fun alpaca facts at the many seminars being offered by the festival.  Bring the little ones for up close and personal interaction with alpacas.  

Are you a fiber enthusiast in need of inspiration?  We will have our beautiful, one-of-a-kind, cottage milled yarn and rug yarn – the fiber for which was generously donated by our very own herd!  We’ll also have cozy socks, gloves, mittens and more! 

For more information on the Fleece Festival click on this link and we hope to see you there! http://www.marylandalpacas.org/pages/festival/seminars.html

Thank you to all who attended Farm Days at Breezy Hill 2014!

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Farm Days on September 27th and 28th was a huge hit!  With over 600 visitors we were certainly busy and the alpacas loved all the attention.  Our visitors enjoyed tours of our farm, snacked on baked goods and became more familiar with our other farm animals throughout the day.  Our boutique was bustling with activity as shoppers chose their favorite items either as a memento or new treasure!  Children (and even adults) enjoyed the craft tables where they decorated and made alpaca and other animal puppets.  We enjoyed our visitors’ excitement and interest in our alpaca and farm.   This is an annual event so if you didn’t make it this year please put it on your calendar for next year!  It is surely a wonderful experience for all!

Farm Days At Breezy Hill Farm September 27 & 28th

Come out to Breezy Hill Farm for Farm Days this Saturday and Sunday, September 27th and 28th.  We are waiving our tour fees so you can see and learn about alpacas as you visit them in the fields.  Say hello to our other farm friends such as our donkey, miniature horses, chickens, goats, sheep and other animals.  They love visitors! Browse our boutique for that special gift for you or someone else.

The weather is supposed to be wonderful so come on up and enjoy a truly unique experience!