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August 2021

Hand Spinning

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$100.00

This two-part workshop is open to all levels. Students will learn how to spin wool on a drop spindle, and gain a level of literacy in spinning that will be useful to all spinners. Whether you spin on a wheel or a spindle, use wool or cotton, make yarn for knitting or weaving or anything in between: it all begins with the yarn. Prin is a knitter, weaver, and spinner. She is passionate about these ancient skill’s links with the…

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Blacksmithing Basics

August 20 @ 8:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375.00

Blacksmithing Basics is for students who are new to blacksmithing and those with some experience looking to improve their skillset. All students in the course will work with a traditional coal forge and mild steel. Students will begin with an introduction to body mechanics, metallurgy, and safety. Once in the studio, students will learn to start and manage a coal-fired forge. Attention will be given to how to maximize draft, prepare and manage the coal-fuel, and distinguish the right temperature…

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Dye Harvest Weekend

August 21 @ 9:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$250

Join us to learn how to harvest color from the world around you! Students will learn how to create a variety of natural dyes from plants grown right here in New England. On the first day, the class will harvest dye plants from the Sanborn Mills Farm dye garden and prepare them for dyeing. Students will work with a variety of dye plants, including weld, marigold, rudbeckia, coreopsis, calendula, and madder to yield a wide range of beautiful yellows, oranges,…

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Blacksmithing: Traditional Joinery

August 28 @ 8:00 am - August 29 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$275.00

Students will learn the types, methods, and processes of Traditional Joinery, that is, joining bars without machine processes. Joinery methods include riveting, “collars” (wrapped decorative bands), mortise and tenon, tenon and wedge, and forge welding. Students will choose one method to practice and apply the process to a project of their choice. Some possible projects are candle holders, fire tools with decorative handles, a trivet, or tongs.Instructor: Garry Kalajian Length: 2 Days Skill Level: All Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00…

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September 2021

Blacksmithing Basics

September 3 @ 8:00 am - September 5 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375.00

Blacksmithing Basics is for students who are new to blacksmithing and those with some experience looking to improve their skillset. All students in the course will work with a traditional coal forge and mild steel. Students will begin with an introduction to body mechanics, metallurgy, and safety. Once in the studio, students will learn to start and manage a coal-fired forge. Attention will be given to how to maximize draft, prepare and manage the coal-fuel, and distinguish the right temperature…

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