Crafts

Knitting & Spinning by the Fire

On Sunday February 4 from 12 – 3 p.m. bring your knitting projects and enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the fire with seasoned knitters and members of the Nutmeg Spinners to coach you on your knitting challenges and invite you to try your hand at their spinning wheels.

Recommended for any skill level.

    This adult program is free, but ask that you purchase a skein of New Pond Farm yarn ($12) and donate a scarf, hat, or pair of mittens to the Farm for sale at the Harvest Festival.

Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Paper Pocket Holiday Stars

These intricate paper stars will make cherished gifts for family and friends. Our Star Master, Marion Hichwa, will share a colorful assortment of papers and then lead you through the step by step directions so that you will take home a fantastic work of art!

    $8 per New Pond Farm member and $12 per non-member

Registration is required. Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Wool Felt Pocket Dolls

On Tuesday November 14, 6 – 8 p.m. join New Pond Farm‘s Artist in Residence, Kris Holm, as you try your hand at sewing these sweet little dolls in one relaxing evening at the farm. Wool felt is soft to the touch and a pleasure to work with. These babies come together with just a few basic stitches and are stuffed with fleece from our very own sheep. You will be shown a variety of easy techniques to decorate your dolls with felting, embroidery, and applique.
All materials are included.

$20 per New Pond Farm member, $25 per non-member

Registration is required. Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Colonial Days at New Pond Farm

On Saturday November 4 from 1 – 3 p.m. travel back in time to “Colonial times”. In keeping with the town’s 250th anniversary,come join us to see what activities were like without electronics. What would children do in their free time? Chores, cooking, sewing, and candle-making were all aspects of Colonial life here in Redding.

Colonial keepsakes will be taken home at the end of the program.

$16 per New Pond Farm member family and $20 per non-member family

Registration is required. Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Annual Harvest Festival

Join us for an exciting family afternoon on the farm amidst the beautiful fall foliage.

There will be historical demonstrations: like broom and rope making, open hearth cooking, and fleece spinning. Learn how to use Make & Break Engines and antique tools. There will be livestock encounters: enjoy a wagon ride through the pastures with a team of majestic Percherons (1-3 p.m.); watch our sheep being shorn then help to “skirt” the fleece, preparing it for spinning. Learn how to become a beekeeper and watch industrious honeybees in our observation hive. Meet our dairy cows, enjoy their freshly pasteurized milk and churn fresh butter. Try your hand at Harvest Crafts: create a grapevine wreath with dried flowers from our gardens; decorate a pumpkin; roll a beeswax candle; make gourd creatures, & MORE old fashioned fun!

Special Guest: Master Falconer Brian Bradley, will join us from 2:30-3:30 with his live birds of prey. Marvel as his falcons soar and dive over the pastures.

Reservations are not required and the cost of admission is $5 per person (over 3 years old) or $20 per family with small additional fees for crafts and delicious seasonal fare thanks to the Girl Scouts of Redding.

Please leave your dogs at home!

For more information, please call (203) 938-2117 or visit www.newpondfarm.org

Family Mask Making Workshop

Join members of the CT Guild of Puppetry as we co-host a family mask-making workshop lead by Robin McCahill. Participants will work with a variety of animal templates and create a wearable paper mask, just in time for Halloween and family fun.

    This program is $10 per participant

Registration is required. Please visit us online or call (203) 938-2117 to register.

Knitting & Spinning by the Fire

On Sundays October 1; November 5; & December 3 from 12 – 3 p.m. bring your knitting projects and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with seasoned knitters and Nutmeg Spinners. They will coach you on your knitting challenges and invite you to try your hand at their spinning wheels.

    This program is free, but we ask that you to purchase a skein of NPF yarn ($12) and to donate a scarf, hat, or pair of mittens to the Farm by April 1st.

Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117